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Angela Spencer

Zoned Editions Staff Writer

Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Cabot High School band director prepares for final note

posted: 03/19/2017 midnight Discuss

Many school districts have a teacher or a handful of teachers who have seemingly been there forever. These teachers end up teaching multiple generations, and their names are known throughout the community.

Sparks of gold: Jacksonville firefighters recognized for work

posted: 03/16/2017 midnight Discuss

When a building catches on fire, most people run away from the flames. Fortunately, there are men and women trained and willing to run into the blaze in order to help those in need.

Dinner to raise funds, awareness

posted: 03/12/2017 midnight Discuss

Domestic violence is something many people don’t want to talk about. It can be uncomfortable, and it is easy to turn a blind eye and pretend it doesn’t happen. That is the attitude that Sarah Brown, executive director of Lonoke County Safe Haven, runs into a lot, but it’s not acceptable, she said.

Toast to science: Retiring teacher to be roasted at banquet

posted: 02/26/2017 midnight Discuss

A good teacher honestly and deeply cares about what his or her students learn in the classroom — both about the subject matter for class and about life. At least, that’s what Dwight Daugherty believes.

Electric co-op trip changes life for Cabot senior

posted: 02/19/2017 midnight Discuss

It’s hard to turn down the trip of a lifetime. Cabot High School senior Caleigh Pickard went on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., last summer as one of First Electric Cooperative’s representatives at the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, and she said the trip changed her life.

Family to celebrate son’s memory at parade

posted: 01/01/2017 midnight Discuss

No parents want to talk to their teenagers about being an organ donor. Talking about death and what happens while a body is still technically alive, but the person is gone, is not a pleasant conversation, especially when one is talking to a vivacious teen who is supposed to live for a long time.

Bill Bledsoe: New North Metro CEO connects business, nursing

posted: 12/25/2016 midnight Discuss

In his first week as CEO at North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville, Bill Bledsoe sat in the hospital conference room to discuss the future of North Metro and his role there. In his suit and tie, Bledsoe looked like a man who was in charge. But, he said, he is not going to sit behind a desk all day pushing numbers, hiding from the action of the hospital.

Community center to open two expansions

posted: 12/25/2016 midnight Discuss

2016 has been a big year for the Cabot Parks and Recreation Department. With the opening of the new aquatics park and ball fields, the department has been able to serve the community in a variety of ways. In the next few weeks, the department will have a couple more attractions to start off 2017 with a bang.

TV producer starts theater in Jacksonville

posted: 12/18/2016 midnight Discuss

They say ‘all the world’s a stage,’ and that is certainly true for Shann Nobles. It isn’t unusual for Nobles to break out into show tunes, and her co-workers and friends know that anything to do with the theater brings a smile to her face. Now, Nobles is part of a group that has started the Community Theater of Jacksonville, giving the community a reason to rise up and take the stage.

Tim Odom: Son continues father’s farming legacy at Holland Bottom

posted: 12/04/2016 midnight Discuss

Driving through Cabot on Bill Foster Memorial Highway, it’s impossible to miss the fields and produce stand of Holland Bottom Farm LLC. The farm has been a Cabot institution since it started in 1982, when Larry Odom began growing strawberries as a U-Pick operation. Now Larry’s son Tim runs the family business.

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