Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, October 07, 2015, 7:28 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
RSS Feed

Angela Spencer

Zoned Editions Staff Writer

Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Upcoming festivals highlight communities

posted: 10/01/2015 midnight Discuss

A quick glance at the extended forecast and the plethora of pumpkin-spice-flavored items in grocery stores serves as an indicator that summer is over, and fall has begun. Along with cooler weather and seasonal favorites, many communities embrace the fall as a time to come together for festivals, often complete with live music, local vendors and enough pumpkins to ensure that no one is confused about the season.

Year in the books: Eastside Elementary School top in state for summer reading

posted: 09/24/2015 midnight Discuss

Reading takes you to different places. It helps you learn, and it gives you confidence. At least, that’s what three Eastside Elementary School students in Cabot said about one of their favorite activities.

Get Down Downtown promotes community

posted: 09/20/2015 midnight Discuss

When people are walking around at a festival, buying merchandise and wrangling children, it is often the little things that jump out as great gestures of service — for instance, having a cool, shaded place to change a child’s diaper.

Community expansion: Cabot parks department breaks ground on community center expansion

posted: 09/17/2015 midnight Discuss

With a flick of the wrist and the support of the city, Cabot Parks and Recreation Department staff, volunteers and backers turned dirt in a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday, symbolizing the beginning of construction on an expansion to the Veterans Park Community Center.

Searcy looks for flower-maintenance volunteers

posted: 09/13/2015 midnight Discuss

Winter might feel far away, but it’s not too soon for some groups to start thinking about the holidays. In Searcy, the city’s parks and recreation department is expecting a crowd later this year to visit Berryhill Park for the annual Holiday of Lights, and Parks and Recreation Director Mike Parsons said he’s hoping that — with the community’s help — the park will look perfect for the event.

Ed Wilson: Harding professor facilitates research among students, colleagues

posted: 09/13/2015 midnight Discuss

In the Pryor-England Science Building at Harding University in Searcy, along with the labs and classrooms expected on a university campus, there is one room that looks like it belongs in a science-fiction movie. With rockets, robots and NASA logos scattered among the computers and wires in the room, it is almost hard to remember the room is on a college campus and not in a specialized lab. What is even more incredible is that everything in there is a legitimate piece of research, some of it actually being conducted for NASA.

Fishing guides help educate public, protect resources in autumn

posted: 09/06/2015 midnight Discuss

As the weather cools and nature cycles into another season, autumn offers some unique outdoor opportunities. Fishing in and around Heber Springs is one pastime that changes from summer to fall, and local guides can help less-experienced anglers learn more about the sport and how to respect the resources available.

United Way of White Co. starts 2015 campaign

posted: 09/06/2015 midnight Discuss

The scene was set Wednesday at Center on the Square in Searcy. The location was a theater, the costumes included T-shirts and name tags, the props were flyers and displays, but the subject matter was not theatrics. It was the launch of the 2015 United Way of White County campaign, and agency representatives were eager to mingle and share their missions with each other and with those willing to donate to their cause.

Gene Rhodes: Jacksonville associate pastor encourages positivity, releases book

posted: 09/06/2015 midnight Discuss

Throughout his life, Gene Rhodes has been planting seeds of positivity in the people around him. He said he may not see the fruits of his labor in each individual, but whether it was a fellow airman during his 21-year career in the U.S. Air Force; a church member at Evangelistic Ministries Church, where he serves as one of the assistant pastors; or just someone he meets when he is out and about in Jacksonville, he tries to bring a smile and encouragement to everyone.

A helping paw: ASU-Beebe student utilizes service dog

posted: 09/03/2015 midnight Discuss

Ann Thompson of Greenbrier has always loved animals. She is known by her friends as an animal guru, and she is now formally pursuing her dream of working in a veterinarian’s office through Arkansas State University-Beebe’s veterinary technology program.




Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online