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Angela Spencer

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Building rebirth: El Paso library nearing completion

posted: 03/26/2015 midnight Discuss

In the quiet community of El Paso, one building is undergoing a major face-lift that will give the structure a new purpose and provide a place for locals to gather, collaborate and learn.

Making an impact: UACCB named Large Business of the Year, focuses on workforce development

posted: 03/25/2015 midnight Discuss

The auditorium in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville was empty Monday morning except for a couple of people gathered around the piano onstage. A piano tuner was there to work on the instrument, which was going to be used later in the week for a community function.

Spinning wheel: Pangburn teacher utilizing grant money for pottery purchase

posted: 03/22/2015 midnight Discuss

The tables in Kevin Wolfe’s classroom at Pangburn High School were covered in clay residue Monday afternoon. Classes had dismissed, and buses had left, but a handful of students stood together in the back corner of the room to get extra time with the new art medium available to them.

Allison Phelps: New United Way director makes impact on community

posted: 03/22/2015 midnight Discuss

It can be hard to move to a new community in a new state, but Allison Phelps said it’s easier when you are with someone you love.

Batesville Glass Slipper Project gives girls prom dresses

posted: 03/22/2015 midnight Discuss

BATESVILLE — Classes are no longer held at the old middle school in the Batesville School District, but that building still serves a purpose. The high school’s theater department uses parts of the structure to store props and costumes. However, two of the former classrooms store dresses that are ready for the dance floor instead of the stage.

Job well done: ASU-Heber Springs student honored for welding

posted: 03/15/2015 midnight Discuss

One young man from Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a satellite campus of ASU-Beebe, was honored Wednesday for his dedication and talent that led him to place third in the American Welding Society National Weld-Off, surpassing the accomplishments of all previous contestants from the state of Arkansas.

Emily Boyd: Searcy businesswoman, Junior Auxiliary president thankful for chance to serve community

posted: 03/15/2015 midnight Discuss

Emily Boyd’s office on the second floor of the Kernodle and Katon Asset Management Group’s building gives her a bird’s-eye view of the city she has called home for the past 10 years. At the corner of Main Street and Beebe Capps Expressway in Searcy, Boyd said she can often be found gazing out the window with her feet up on her desk while planning her next move as marketing director for the company or as president of the Searcy Junior Auxiliary.

Harding University makes plans to support students after loss of peer

posted: 03/12/2015 midnight Discuss

SEARCY — When a tragedy takes the life of a student from a tight-knit university, the whole campus is affected. Students, faculty and staff at Harding University are reeling from the recent loss of one of their own, but they have each other to lean on through this time.

It’s raining eggs: Cabot church to hold annual Great Big Egg Drop on April 4

posted: 03/12/2015 midnight Discuss

When Easter comes around, many children spend a morning or afternoon searching their houses and yards for colorful eggs the Easter Bunny has left for them. Neighborhoods and churches get in on the fun as well, hosting Easter-egg hunts with hidden, and not-so-hidden, eggs for children to find.

Nancy Hatfield and Betty Mote

posted: 03/08/2015 midnight Discuss

After purchasing a warehouse that had been used to bottle Coca-Cola to expand his furniture store, John Sowell — Nancy Hatfield and Betty Mote’s father — commented that when he was a child, he didn’t even have enough change to purchase a bottle of soda. After running a booming furniture business in downtown Searcy, he had the funds and the need to purchase the whole building.

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