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Angela Spencer

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Christmas shopping: White County Central students get gift-buying opportunity

posted: 12/14/2014 midnight Discuss

The room designated as the Parent Center at White County Central High School had a very specific purpose this past week. For five days, students from the district’s elementary school had a chance to shop for friends and family at the annual Christmas shop hosted by the PTO.

Quitman couple buys car for waitress in Branson

posted: 12/14/2014 midnight Discuss

QUITMAN — Vacation is often a time to relax and not have to worry about anything, but many vacationers remain on alert for ways they can be a blessing to others. Sometimes that can mean giving a couple of dollars to someone in need. Sometimes it can mean providing a generous tip for a hardworking waitress. For one couple, taking several weeks of shopping for and purchasing a car was not too much trouble to be a blessing for someone they did not know.

Pat Downs: Woman giving back through United Way of White County

posted: 12/14/2014 midnight Discuss

It can be easy for some people to get caught up in the often hectic schedule of life, going from home to work to extracurricular activities, attempting to fill the days with productivity and positive relationships. While there is nothing wrong with a busy lifestyle, sometimes the full schedules and busy lives act as blinders to the needs in a community.

O Christmas Tree: Christmas tree farms still have presence in Three Rivers area

posted: 12/11/2014 midnight Discuss

There are many options for those wishing to put up a Christmas tree. Some choose an artificial tree so it can be used multiple years. Others load up the family and head to a hardware store, grocery store or pop-up Christmas tree vendor to purchase a pre-cut tree for their yearly decoration. For others, Christmas tree farms provide a special experience for a family to pick out and cut down their own tree.

Local Salvation Army recruiting volunteer red-kettle bell ringers

posted: 12/11/2014 midnight Discuss

CABOT — As holiday shoppers head to the stores this month, one recognizable sound will ring out above the crowds. No one questions what the bell means, and a quick glance toward the door of the store will yield the familiar sight of a bell ringer with a red vest standing next to a red kettle for donations.

Right on target: Jacksonville 6-year-old takes home AGFC Triple Trophy

posted: 12/07/2014 midnight Discuss

Hunting has always been a family affair for the Lewises, but the youngest person in the deer stand had to wait until this year to harvest his first deer. Then the 6-year-old made a grand entrance into the big-game-hunting community with a Triple Trophy Award from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission just a few months after he could legally hunt bigger game species like white-tailed deer and turkey.

Beebe Fill the Truck Toy and Coat Drive to benefit Angel Tree program

posted: 12/07/2014 midnight Discuss

BEEBE — During the holidays, the word “angel” brings up a variety of images. For some, a Christmas angel is a figurine that sits at the top of a Christmas tree. For others, it is a child taking part in a Christmas play at church.

Several local schools celebrate Community College Work$ Week

posted: 12/07/2014 midnight Discuss

A college education can be an important part of a student’s life, and those benefits bleed over into the community as students graduate and become skilled laborers in the local workforce. To highlight the importance of how local community colleges play into that cycle, Gov. Mike Beebe declared Dec. 1-5 as Community College Work$ Week.

Several local schools celebrate Community College Work$ Week

posted: 12/07/2014 midnight Discuss

A college education can be an important part of a student’s life, and those benefits bleed over into the community as students graduate and become skilled laborers in the local workforce. To highlight the importance of how local community colleges play into that cycle, Gov. Mike Beebe declared Dec. 1-5 as Community College Work$ Week.

Amber Carson: The Rented Christmas director aims to empower, inspire children

posted: 12/07/2014 midnight Discuss

In community theater, few people have just one role in order to make a production succeed. The lead actor might help make costumes. The youngest cast member might find props at home to contribute to the show. Backstage, actors and actresses might help others fix their hair or finish their stage makeup before they step into the limelight.

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