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Jan 8, 2012 1:12 PM by Amanda Venegas

Massive search effort underway in Sidney for missing teacher

UPDATED: Hundreds of people are scouring the town of Sidney for any signs of missing teacher Sherry Arnold. The 43-year-old woman has been missing since 6:30 a.m. Saturday, when she left her house to go for a jog. On Saturday, authorities recovered her shoe in the northeast part of town.

Sidney Police Assistant Chief Bob Burnison says three canine units from the Border Patrol, Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office and the Miles City Police Department are in town searching for Arnold. In addition to local law enforcement and firefighters, 40 members of the Montana National Guard are assisting officers by searching the rural areas of town. The National Guardsmen were in town for drill, when Arnold disappeared. Brunison says officers are searching by ATV and will use a helicopter to help in the effort.

Additionally, close to 200 people from the community are out searching for the well-known math teacher and coach.

Stay with Q2 for more on this developing story.

BILLINGS - Authorities in Eastern Montana say they have recovered a shoe belonging to missing Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold. She was last seen around 6:30 am jogging in the town.

Sidney Police Assistant Chief Bob Burnison says the shoe was found in the northeastern part of town, near what is known as the truck route on Ninth Avenue. Asst. Chief Burnison says Arnold was wearing the shoe Saturday, when she went missing. He adds that Arnold traditionally jogged along one of three routes in town, the Ninth Ave. route being one of them,

Local authorities have requested a canine unit from the Border Patrol to scour the area. Burnison says law enforcement and the Border Patrol will work Saturday evening in the hopes of picking up clues about Arnold's disapperance.

On Saturday, more than 100 members of the community formed a civilian search effort to locate the well-known teacher and coach. Burnison adds the community is "very worried" about Arnold and local churches have held prayer vigils.

The police department, Richland County Sheriff's Department and Sidney Fire Department spent the day searching for her by ground and two planes searched for her by air.

Sherry Arnold went for a jog Saturday morning at about 6:30 and has not returned home. She is described as 5'10" tall, 140 lbs. with black hair. She was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with a white stripe, red nylon pants with black leggings.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Sherry Arnold, you are asked to call the Sidney Police Department at 433-2210.

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    Sidney Police have released a picture of Arnold's shoe
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