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Angela Spencer

Zoned Editions Staff Writer

Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Sound of the Ozarks: Music Roots keeping Mountain View’s folk heritage alive

posted: 12/21/2014 midnight Discuss

In a room toward the back of Mountain View Middle School’s campus, fiddle music floated through the air as four students put their bows to the strings of their instruments. Their eyes did not waiver from the sheet music in front of them, and all of the students had expressions of intense concentration on their faces.

John Perry: LRAFB Exchange employee does not let disability stand in his way

posted: 12/21/2014 midnight Discuss

If John Perry had to pick out three things he loves, they would probably be electronics, singing and University of Alabama football.

Mountain View bankers reflect on small-town ties, changes before retirement

posted: 12/21/2014 midnight Discuss

MOUNTAIN VIEW — In 1970, Mountain View had a population of 1,866. The now-famed Ozark Folk Center had not yet opened, but the community was preparing for it through the Ozark Foothills Crafts Guild. A postage stamp cost only 6 cents, and a gallon of milk sold for an average of $1.32.

‘An air of respect’: Wreaths Across America honors veterans with stop in Cabot

posted: 12/18/2014 midnight Discuss

Christmas is a happy time for many people, but for some, the holidays can be a reminder of the empty spaces around the table left by family members who will not be there to exchange gifts and participate in traditions.

Caverns provide unique Christmas-music experience

posted: 12/18/2014 midnight Discuss

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Music is an important part of the holiday season. In November, some toe the line regarding when is acceptable to break out the Christmas tunes.

Christmas shopping: White County Central students get gift-buying opportunity

posted: 12/14/2014 midnight Discuss

The room designated as the Parent Center at White County Central High School had a very specific purpose this past week. For five days, students from the district’s elementary school had a chance to shop for friends and family at the annual Christmas shop hosted by the PTO.

Pat Downs: Woman giving back through United Way of White County

posted: 12/14/2014 midnight Discuss

It can be easy for some people to get caught up in the often hectic schedule of life, going from home to work to extracurricular activities, attempting to fill the days with productivity and positive relationships. While there is nothing wrong with a busy lifestyle, sometimes the full schedules and busy lives act as blinders to the needs in a community.

Quitman couple buys car for waitress in Branson

posted: 12/14/2014 midnight Discuss

QUITMAN — Vacation is often a time to relax and not have to worry about anything, but many vacationers remain on alert for ways they can be a blessing to others. Sometimes that can mean giving a couple of dollars to someone in need. Sometimes it can mean providing a generous tip for a hardworking waitress. For one couple, taking several weeks of shopping for and purchasing a car was not too much trouble to be a blessing for someone they did not know.

O Christmas Tree: Christmas tree farms still have presence in Three Rivers area

posted: 12/11/2014 midnight Discuss

There are many options for those wishing to put up a Christmas tree. Some choose an artificial tree so it can be used multiple years. Others load up the family and head to a hardware store, grocery store or pop-up Christmas tree vendor to purchase a pre-cut tree for their yearly decoration. For others, Christmas tree farms provide a special experience for a family to pick out and cut down their own tree.

Local Salvation Army recruiting volunteer red-kettle bell ringers

posted: 12/11/2014 midnight Discuss

CABOT — As holiday shoppers head to the stores this month, one recognizable sound will ring out above the crowds. No one questions what the bell means, and a quick glance toward the door of the store will yield the familiar sight of a bell ringer with a red vest standing next to a red kettle for donations.

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