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Angela Spencer

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Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Unity Health Foundation director, Kiwanis president makes impact

posted: 07/05/2015 midnight Discuss

Cassandra Feltrop said that at one time, she wanted to be a nurse or a doctor, but after a stint as a candy striper, she decided that wasn’t for her. Even though she didn’t pursue a medical career, Feltrop is active in the Searcy medical community as executive director of the Unity Health Foundation and current president of the Searcy Kiwanis Club, which works hand in hand with the hospital and other area organizations on various projects annually.

Getting connected

posted: 07/02/2015 midnight Discuss

Tracing one’s family history can be an important and exciting project, but many African-Americans related to former slaves hit a brick wall once they get to the mid-1800s. Many times, the records pertaining to their ancestors exist but are not readily accessible or easy to navigate.

Summer brings uptick in blood need

posted: 07/02/2015 midnight Discuss

School is out, and summer is in full swing. During this prime time for vacations, many people do not make it to a blood drive or donation center, making this time of year one of the most difficult for organizations like the American Red Cross and others that depend on donors.

Rain forces fireworks display to change location

posted: 06/28/2015 midnight Discuss

Independence Day conjures up a multitude of feelings, memories and expectations. The day is draped in red, white and blue; American flags can be seen all around; hot dogs and hamburgers are fired up on the grill; and the day almost always ends with a fireworks show.

City of Southside to raise money with Fun Fest

posted: 06/25/2015 midnight Discuss

It is not cheap to create a new city, but the people of the newly formed city of Southside have decided to have fun while raising money tofurther the process.

Father figures step in for children at Youth Ranch

posted: 06/21/2015 midnight Discuss

Jake Holder said going out with his family often garners odd looks from other people. As a house parent at Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Batesville, he and his wife look after eight children, many of whom come from dysfunctional home lives.

Ann Gilliam: Cabot hairdresser closing up shop after 45 years

posted: 06/21/2015 midnight Discuss

There is a small building off of West Locust Street in Cabot that can be easy to miss, but many have made it a destination for decades. Ann Gilliam opened Ann’s Beauty Shop there 45 years ago, and at the end of July, she will put away her scissors and close the door for the last time.

New feet, old path: Mormon youth participate in three-day trek

posted: 06/18/2015 midnight Discuss

The sun beat down Friday on a group of youth and adults as they made their way through a piece of land between Sylamore and Melbourne. Breezes were met with smiles, and a trek through water was a welcome experience as the participants in the 2015 Searcy Arkansas Stake Mormon Pioneer Trek simulated the journey their Mormon ancestors took from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to flee religious persecution.

Ronda McLelland: UACCB’s new TRIO director draws from personal experience

posted: 06/14/2015 midnight Discuss

Sometimes it helps students to hear “I’ve been there” from adults. At least, that’s what Ronda McLelland has found as she has worked with students in TRIO Programs, first at Ozarka College in Melbourne and now at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Getting a voice: Independence County asks for input from citizens

posted: 06/14/2015 midnight Discuss

Leaders in Independence County are preparing to make strides in economic development and strategic planning, but they do not want decisions to be made solely by politicians, business owners and other people who already have influence.

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