Avance earn Berea
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Saunders
exchange vows in
March 17 ceremony
Nikki Janette Allison and Jordan Clark Saunders were married
in a double ring ceremony, Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the
afternoon at First Baptist Church in Sheridan. The Rev. Al Ray
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cindy Allison of Sheridan. The groom is the son of Gene and Pam Saunders of Russellville, and Marcia and Kenny Cooper of Granite City, Ill.
The church was decorated with yellow forsythia, yellow roses,
candles and greenery. An arbor was the focal point covered in the
beautiful flowers and greenery. Pomanders of yellow roses and whiteframed photos of the couple hung from the pews along the aisle.
Music was provided by pianist, Annette Rushing of White Hall,
and violinist, Judy Warner of Sheridan. The bridal party processed
to Pachebel’s Canon in D.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white taffeta,
A-line, strapless gown with sweetheart neckline, side drape, and
cathedral train, embellished with pearls and crystal beading. Attached to the underside of her gown was a piece of lace from her
mother’s wedding gown serving as something old. Her shoulder
length veil was also embellished with pearls. The bride’s jewelry
was pearl earrings, crystal barrette borrowed from her sister,
and sapphire diamond ring borrowed from her mother served as
something borrowed and something blue.
Bethany Allison Moutry of Pine Bluff was her sister’s matron of honor. Andrea McCallie of Conway was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Nissa Gates of Bull Shoals, Megan Mitchell
of Memphis, Tenn. Junior Bridesmaid was Hope Baker, cousin
of the bride, from Fairfax, Va. They wore emerald green taffeta
strapless dresses by Morilee.
Cousins of the bride, Lanie Crosswhite of Sheridan and Justie Vladyka of Fairfax, Va., were flower girls. The flower girls wore identical
white tea length dresses of organza with pearl embellishment at the
waist, made by Karen Crosswhite, aunt of the bride. The ring bearer
was Canon Crosswhite, of Sheridan, cousin of the bride.
Tanner Freeman of Russellville, was best man. Groomsmen were
Jonathan Moore, brother of the groom, of Salt Lake City, Utah,
and Anthony Graham and BJ Paschal, both of Russellville.
During the unity candle ceremony, the song, “When God Made
You” recorded by the bride and groom was played along with a
video of the couple. “Tara’s Theme” from Gone With the Wind
was played for the recessional.
Ushers were Michael Moutry, brother-in-law of the bride, of Pine
Bluff; Brent Cook, step-brother of the groom, of Russellville; and
Luke Huff and Jonathan Huff, cousins of the bride, of Sheridan.
Attending to the guest book and programs were cousins of
the bride, Katelyn Hobson, Kennadie Hobson, Josh Masters and
Alyssa Green, all of Sheridan. Wedding director was Teresa Tripp
A reception was held in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following ceremony. The reception and wedding cake
were done by Sarah Crews of Sheridan. The groom’s cake was
made by Pam Saunders of Russellville. Serving cake and punch
were Whitney Moore, Bethany Mitchell, Lindsey Mitchell, Kaitlin
Mitchell and Erica Whitworth, all of Sheridan.
Josh Avance, an Aspirnaut
student and 2012 graduate of
Poyen High School was recently
awarded a full scholarship to
Berea College in Berea, Ky.
Avance was accepted to Berea
in January, and plans to major in
Biology. His goal is to become a
teacher or a professor.
“I am very excited about getting
to go to college at Berea. It is a
great opportunity,” said Avance.
Berea College was founded
in 1855 as the first interracial
and coeducational college in the
South. Today, Berea is ranked
among the top liberal arts colleges in the US. Berea admits
only academically promising
students and funds their tuition
cost of over $23,000 per year.
In November of 2011, Avance
received the Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence, an award that is given
to only 125 applicants from
over 500 entries throughout
the United States. Avance was
honored at an award ceremony
in November at Berea.
“Josh showed initiative and
creativity in his contributions
to his assigned project. He also
communicated complex concepts very well to groups and
showed in-depth understanding of the science.” said Julie
Hudson, Executive Director of
Avance also participated in the
Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship Program and the National
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’s
STEP-UP programs. Under the
sponsorship of these programs he
conducted research on diabetic
kidney disease at Vanderbilt University Medical School.
“Josh performed exceptionally well.” said his research
mentor, Dr. Billy Hudson,
Professor of Medicine.
Josh has not only excelled in the
Aspirnaut summer program but
has also mentored Poyen elementary and middle school students in
science in an after-school portion
of the Aspirnaut program in which
science labs are “beamed” to students from Vanderbilt.
About Aspirnaut - The Aspirnaut Program is a partnership
between Vanderbilt University
and rural K-12 schools to help
recruit and develop the STEM
workforce necessary for the
21st century. Billy Hudson,
Ph.D., a professor of Medicine,
Pathology and Biochemistry at
Vanderbilt University Medical
Center, along with his wife
Julie Hudson, M.D., Assistant
Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs for Vanderbilt University
Medical Center, and brother
Johnny Hudson and sister Ann
Kincl co-founded the Aspirnaut
program in 2006.
Zeta Alpha News
Zeta Alpha Chapter of Beta
Sigma Phi International met
on June 4 in the home of Bobbie Allen. Co-hostesses for
the meeting were Judy Green
and Sharon Skorcz. President
Betty Cook presided over the
The chapter voted to donate $100 to the Area Agency
on Aging to purchase fans
and air conditioning units for
Congratulations to Bobby
Pierce, husband of member
Joan Pierce, on his election to
the Arkansas State Senate.
The program, a Poetry
Slam, was presented by Carol
Wilson. Each member read
one of her favorite poems.
The readings ranged from
somber and thoughtful to humorous, some even bringing
back childhood memories.
Zeta Alpha Chapter of Beta
Sigma Phi International met
again on July 2 in the home
of Marilyn Nooner. Co-hostesses for the meeting were
Carole Allen, Jane Robinson
and Sue Hedden. President
Betty Cook presided over the
Plans were made for two
cultural tours during the month
of July. Members will take a
trip to Paul Michael’s in Lake
Village. On July 27, we will go
to the Clinton Museum to see
the Grandmother’s exhibit, followed by lunch at the museum.
Rita Corssley’s program on
“How Pinterest Works” was
very informative. She showed
examples of how to use the
site and brought a wreath she
made following instructions
she found on the site.
The Sheridan Headlight, July 25, 2012 - 5
Reader says thank you to
On July 4, 2012, we had the scare of our life. Never before have
we witnessed a widespread fire so close to our property.
It all began over off the Willow Road. It is supposed that the
fire began when a piece of glass lying in a pasture was ignited by
the torrid sun. In just minutes it was a wildfire. It spread to Hwy.
9, jumped the road and began burning along Hwy. 46.
Thank God, it was finally suppressed by the combination of nine
volunteer fire departments from Dallas, Grant, and Hot Spring
counties; the Arkansas National Guard; the Arkansas Forestry
Department; and aided by the sheriff deputies, from as many
counties, who directed traffic away from this inferno.
We want to say “thank you” for all these civil servants. Their
bravery and dedication to saving property and human lives
humbles us. We will never take them for granted again.
Doyle & Connie McKinney and Mitzi
Helen Scroggin & Rascal
Wayne and Juanita Murphy
David & Liz Collins
Roger & Brenda Fitzgibbon
Senior Center News
James Mitchell will start off our new week by singing for us
on Monday. Tuesday the singing group will be here. Wednesday
Christ from Area Agency will come check our blood pressure
and sugar levels. Thursday is bingo day with prizes furnished by
Sheridan Nursing and Rehab. Friday Cindy will sign for us.
We welcomed Mary’s cousin, Pattie, from Arizona. We pray
for her a pleasant visit and a safe trip.
The prayer list includes Juanita, Pattie, Patty and Mark.
Food for thought: Never put off until tomorrow what you can
do today for tomorrow may be too late.
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From the Pharmacist Who Knows. And Knows You.
WE NOW HAVE A
granddaughter to Ken (Papa
Corley) and Donna (Gammy)
Corley of Sweeny, Texas.
Recipe of the Week!
Send us your favorite recipes.
Paisley Rhea Collums
Proud parents Nick and Tiffany Collums and big sister,
Addie, joyfully welcome Paisley Rhea Collums. She was born June 25, 2012,
at 7:40 a.m. at Baptist Hospital
in Little Rock.
She weighed 7 lbs., 6 ounces
and was 21 1/2 inches long, absolutely perfect.
She is the second granddaughter for Tim (Pawpaw)
and Suzanne (MiMi) Collums
of Sheridan, and the fourth
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
¾ x apple cider vinegar
1 T. water
½ c. oil
1 can small green peas, drained
1 can Mexicorn, drained
1 small jar Pimentos, drained
½ lrg. green pepper, diced
1 c. celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 can French-Style green beans, drained
Mix and bring to a boil: salt, pepper, vinegar, water, sugar
and oil. Put all other ingredients into a bowl, pour
mixture over all. Marinate overnight in refrigerator.
Recipe submitted by Pat Werneck of Sheridan.
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