Ribbon cutting held for adult education center

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The ribbon cutting for the Sims-Talbot Adult Education/Workforce Development Center was held last Wednesday in Trumann. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

A large crowd turned out on a rainy Wednesday morning as the ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Sims-Talbot Adult Education/Workforce Development Center in Trumann. Trumann Mayor Barbara Lewallen, Anita Talbot Whitlatch, and a host of elected officials, bankers, business owners, city employees, school administrators, and community members were on hand for the event.

Mayor Lewallen was happy this day had finally arrived. "It means so much because it's going to be an educational facility, not college level, but adult education for those who need to brush up on basic needs or get their GED," Mayor Lewallen said.

"There may be some who want to learn English as a second language. Educated citizens make for a better society. This center will be a satellite of ASU-Newport, and we hope to build a program that will not only benefit Trumann but also the surrounding areas," Mayor Lewallen said.

The 5,000 square foot center will have lots of technology, including WiFi. There are several classrooms, a kitchen, two offices, and a conference room that area businesses or groups can use.

Read the full article in the Aug. 27 edition of the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune or read the paper digitally at http://poinsettcountytribune.ar.newsmemory.com/.

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