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Angela Spencer

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Sportsmen gather for event, support local organizations

posted: 02/26/2015 midnight Discuss

HEBER SPRINGS — Fishermen and other outdoorsmen in Heber Springs and surrounding areas can find an educational atmosphere for sportsmen while raising funds for local organizations, according to organizers of the Anglers Expo. The expo began last year, and its organizers hope for an equally exciting response as they plan for the second annual gathering.

United Way starts five-year plan with name change

posted: 02/22/2015 midnight Discuss

BATESVILLE — What’s in a name? As a describer and identifier, the name of a nonprofit organization is of utmost importance. That’s why the United Way of Independence County will have a new name to start off the agency’s five-year strategic plan to reach a larger area.

Eugene Crouch: Former FBI agent and Cabot coach to be honored at banquet

posted: 02/22/2015 midnight Discuss

Many people in Cabot know him simply as Coach Crouch, but Eugene Crouch has more than sports in his background when it comes to “field experience.” He started and ended his working years as a school coach, but Crouch also spent 25 years as an agent with the FBI, seeing the country and investigating crimes.

Cabot student wins science scholarship with 15-second video

posted: 02/19/2015 midnight Discuss

CABOT — Usually teachers do not want students browsing YouTube while in class, but an ad attached to an online video viewed in a science class started the process for one Cabot High School student to win a $5,000 scholarship package.

Women Can Run/Walk : Event provides catalyst for healthy lifestyle, friendships

posted: 02/19/2015 midnight Discuss

On a brisk Saturday morning, a group of women gathered at Southside Elementary School in Cabot. Bundled up in sweatshirts and running pants, the runners adjusted their earmuffs and gloves before beginning the first journey of their morning.

Alan Cockrill: Batesville’s new police chief ready to get department running

posted: 02/15/2015 midnight Discuss

It isn’t easy starting a police department from the ground up. Just ask Alan Cockrill, Batesville’s first police chief in more than 30 years, who said he has been swinging on the emotional scale from excited to nervous to overwhelmed, then back to excited since he was hired a month ago. Despite the long to-do list and the countless number of steps to creating a police department, the planning will all be worth it once those patrol cars hit the streets.

Getting to know you: Leadership Batesville gives citizens training, networking opportunities

posted: 02/15/2015 midnight Discuss

Kyle Christopher knows being a leader in his community is important, and last year his boss recognized Christopher’s potential and nominated him for the inaugural Leadership Batesville class. Christopher is a loan assistant at Centennial Bank in Batesville, and his time in Leadership Batesville allowed him to network, learn and grow with other area leaders.

Two Beebe graduates serve as leaders in state Legislature

posted: 02/15/2015 midnight Discuss

BEEBE — School districts often take pride when their alumni make names for themselves. English teachers may point to successful authors and say, “I read his stories way back when and knew he would do something great.” Science teachers may look to the skies and think of their former students manning the International Space Station.

Joining forces: Unity Health combines WCMC, Harris Hospital

posted: 02/15/2015 midnight Discuss

With new acquisitions come new identities, and two local medical centers have combined under a new name to provide unified health opportunities in White and Jackson counties.

Mike Parsons: East Coast transplant takes role as Searcy parks director

posted: 02/08/2015 midnight Discuss

Mike Parsons still isn’t quite moved into his new office. Yes, he is able to conduct business in the room, but he has not yet had a chance to make it his own. There is a framed article about his family, as well as a couple of relics hinting at his Florida background, but there are also old maps and plans, leftovers from the previous occupant, that Parsons still has to go through.

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