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Angela Spencer

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Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Paddle Battle organized to attract people to lake area after regular season

posted: 08/27/2015 midnight Discuss

During the summer, owners of businesses around Greers Ferry Lake look forward to the time when vacationers flock to the water for weekends and long getaways. Now that school has started, however, and Labor Day — often seen as the end of summer and summer vacations — approaches, Fairfield Bay residents have come up with a creative way to bring people back to the lake in the offseason.

Local Red Cross nearing shortage of blood supply

posted: 08/23/2015 midnight Discuss

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.

Water carnival adds new kids’ activities

posted: 08/23/2015 midnight Discuss

For 72 years, people in and around Batesville have flooded to the banks of the White River for the annual White River Water Carnival. The intent for the carnival is to provide mostly free family entertainment for the community, and this year’s schedule shows a full day of activities for all ages.

Ray Bowman: Southside’s first mayor focused on keeping promises

posted: 08/23/2015 midnight Discuss

If someone had told Ray Bowman when he was in high school that he would one day be the mayor of Southside, he probably would have laughed. He was on the Student Council when he attended Southside High School, but being mayor of Southside was never part of his plan.

Local Red Cross faces blood donation shortage

posted: 08/20/2015 midnight Discuss

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.

Region facing shortage of blood; donations needed

posted: 08/20/2015 midnight Discuss

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.

Blueprint for the future: Harding plans several construction projects

posted: 08/20/2015 midnight Discuss

Students are arriving at Harding University, and as the student body prepares for a new semester of classes, the Searcy campus itself is undergoing some transformations. Several construction projects are either in the works or expected to start later this year. The third phase of Legacy Park — an on-campus apartment complex built in an urban-town concept was recently completed.

New Cabot library set to open Monday

posted: 08/16/2015 midnight Discuss

To say Tammie Evans is excited about the new Cabot Public Library would be an understatement. As branch manager, Evans has been working long hours to reopen the library in its new location, and that hard work is about to pay off with the expected opening Monday.

James Fuller: Cabot man uses life lessons to encourage children

posted: 08/16/2015 midnight Discuss

James Fuller did not speak until he was 6 years old. He was told he would never amount to anything and that it was foolish for him to even consider going to college. After earning two college degrees and working through a successful career, the 82-year-old is now a published author and spends his time encouraging students who have been told by others that they will never be successful.

Tools for success: Local businesses donate supplies to Ward Central

posted: 08/16/2015 midnight Discuss

Ward Central Elementary School was bustling with activity Tuesday morning. With less than a week before classes start, teachers, faculty and staff — all dressed in matching green T-shirts — worked diligently to get the school ready for students and the fast-approaching academic year.

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