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Meet your 2023-24 American Legion Auxiliary, Department President

On July 15, 2023 the Department of Missouri Installed a new Department President.

Sheridan Mires joined the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #315 as a Junior Member and is a PUFL member of the Allen-Schiffern Unit #199 in Tarkio, Missouri.

Sheridan earned her eligibility in the American Legion Auxiliary through her father, Clay Staples, a United States Marine veteran of World War II. She is also eligible through both her grandfathers and two brothers. She was raised in an active American Legion Family, her grandmother was the charter president of Rolla Dicks, Unit #315 and to date Sheridan and her father are the only father/daughter duo to serve as Fourth District Commander and District President.

She has served on both department and unit levels of the Auxiliary and volunteers for the American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State.

She is responsible for the development of an online electronic reporting form and other reporting forms to help improve Unit and District reporting to the Department. Sheridan also served as a volunteer for ALA Missouri Girls State.

Sheridan graduated from Tarkio College with a degree in elementary education, and later from Northwest Missouri State University with a masters in elementary special education. Sheridan taught for 27 years at schools in Nodaway and Atchison Counties.

After retiring, Sheridan used her education background to assist Tarkio College with the application and certification of Tarkio Technology Institution in Tarkio. She has continued to assist students with their educational goals by serving as the Director of Admissions at Tarkio Institute.

When Sheridan is not serving our veterans and working in the Auxiliary she enjoys cooking, baking and crafting. She also enjoys riding on the trike with her husband Richard (Burr) around the county. Sheridan and Burr live on their family farm in northwest Missouri that has been in the family for almost 150 years.

Sheridan’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring – Because of Those Who Serve” and her project is the Veterans Community Project.

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