The Well making progress
toward student ministry
in the dry … but it will still cure your thirst. The Well Ministries have completed the basic structure of the 10,000
square-foot building between East End Intermediate School and East End Elementary School. The group plans to use the space
to offer an after school program for students based on John 4:13-14, “Living water I give them. They will never thirst
“We have four classrooms, and an auditorium,” said Monrella Buchanon, the organization’s director. “All the framing is done.” The electric work should be completed in September. As far as a total completion of the building, Buchanon says they are waiting on God’s
timing. “We don’t want to get ahead of God.”
Chuck Sanders, who founded The Well and is the owner of Sanders Ace Hardware in East End, says they feel confident
construction should be complete by the end of the year but he doesn’t expect the program to begin right away, indicating
a lot of details that still need work.
more about this in the September issue of The East Ender, currently in newsstands.
Temporary tax to fund CTE Center will be on November general election ballot
At the July meeting of the Saline County
Quorum Court, justices of the peace voted 10-2 to place a 0.375 percent temporary sales
and use tax on the November general election ballot. The proposed tax would fund the construction of a career and technical
education (CTE) center in Saline County. The two dissenting votes were from JPs Everette
Hatcher and Dawn Creekmore. Jim Whitley was absent.
The CTE Center would be utilized by students in each of the seven school districts with students in Saline County,
including the Sheridan School District. The facility would be located at a site near exit 114 of I-30 in Benton. The tax would
be scheduled to end once construction bonds issued under Amendment 62 of the Arkansas Constitution were paid off. Supporters
estimate that conservatively, that would be in approximately 12 years. The estimated cost for the project is $43.53 million.
Read more about this in the September issue of The East Ender, currently in newsstands.
2 stores robbed in August
Two robberies of stores have occurred recently in East End and the nearby
area. Shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, a subject entered Mom’s Grocery at 15201Chicot Road (intersection of Chicot
and Kling), Mabelvale, and committed a robbery.
The suspect was described as a black male in his mid 20s, 6’2”, 210-lbs, short black hair, wearing a black
shirt and black pants. After the robbery, the suspect fled in a red or maroon Toyota Camary north on Chicot Road. An arrest
has been made and that subject was taken into custody at the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Similar to that incident, on Mon., Aug. 20 shortly after 7 p.m., a subject entered the Super Stop in the 20000 block
of Arch Street in East End, reached into the cash register, and stole a substantial amount of money. The incident was captured
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to the call the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO)
at 501-303-5609 and ask to speak to a detective from the Criminal Investigation Division. Also, information can either be
provided anonymously to scsosheriff.org or on the SCSO Crime Tip Hotline at 501-303-5744.