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Angela Spencer

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Racking up: Local team wins national billiards championship

posted: 09/21/2014 midnight Discuss

For the first time, the national championship trophy for the American Poolplayers Association’s Open 8-Ball Division was brought home to Arkansas, and members of the winning team have already started practicing for next year.

Kathy Glewen: Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalist proud of Searcy’s commitment to education

posted: 09/21/2014 midnight Discuss

In her portfolio submitted for the Arkansas Teacher of the Year program, Kathy Glewen said that while some of her teaching philosophy has changed since she became a teacher in 1983, many key aspects have remained the same. She said she believes establishing relationships with both students and parents, creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn in, and having a classroom full of enthusiasm for learning are all important elements to education.

Beebe coat drive starts early in anticipation of cold winter

posted: 09/21/2014 midnight Discuss

BEEBE — Last year, when the first day of cold weather came earlier than expected, some children in central Arkansas were without coats. In an effort to avoid the same problem this year, Kristen Boswell, executive director of the Beebe Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber’s third annual coat drive has already started.

Volunteers needed for annual Cabot Clean-Up

posted: 09/18/2014 midnight Discuss

CABOT — For Dorothy Putt, keeping the city of Cabot clean is a symbol of community pride, and she has been a loyal volunteer for more than 30 years to help keep the city beautiful.

The knitting nook: Bookstore introduces new gathering place, supply location for area knitters

posted: 09/18/2014 midnight Discuss

Amid a background of used books, several women gathered Sept. 11 in a newly renovated storefront on West Main Street in Batesville, knitting needles in hand and balls of yarn on the floor next to their chairs. Some of the women had been knitting for years, and others had just taken up the craft, but everyone was working diligently on projects they continuously regarded with pride.

Raising awareness: Eliminating the stigma attached to depression, mental illness important to curbing suicide

posted: 09/14/2014 midnight Discuss

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and many people who have been impacted by suicide are working to get out a message of hope and understanding in order to help save lives.

Southside Middle School receives education grant

posted: 09/14/2014 midnight Discuss

SOUTHSIDE — Southside Middle School Principal Dion Stevens said it is important to him and his staff to enhance their students’ desire to learn science skills, and right before the new school year started, the school found out it will receive a $10,000 boost to help in that endeavor.

Angela Renee Turney: Artist sustained by faith and a break from routine

posted: 09/14/2014 midnight Discuss

For more than a month now, paintings depicting religious scenes, patriotic images and recognizable characters from both history and fiction have been on display throughout the yellow house at the corner of East Race Avenue and North Locust Street in Searcy.

Searcy Kiwanis to host volleyball tournament for children’s shoes

posted: 09/11/2014 midnight Discuss

SEARCY — Kiwanis International’s motto is “Serving the children of the world,” and one local club has taken a new step toward helping children in central Arkansas.

Housing expansion: Lyon College to increase residence accommodations by 50 percent

posted: 09/11/2014 midnight Discuss

Jon Vestal, vice president for institutional advancement at Lyon College in Batesville, said the school’s recent improvements make the campus feel like a home away from home for students. Edwards Commons — which houses a dining room and bistro — serves as the kitchen, and classrooms serve as living rooms where students spend a lot of their time, but the student body has outgrown the bedroom — residence halls — of their collegiate home.

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