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Angela Spencer

Zoned Editions Staff Writer

Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Family to celebrate son’s memory at parade

posted: 01/01/2017 midnight Discuss

No parents want to talk to their teenagers about being an organ donor. Talking about death and what happens while a body is still technically alive, but the person is gone, is not a pleasant conversation, especially when one is talking to a vivacious teen who is supposed to live for a long time.

Bill Bledsoe: New North Metro CEO connects business, nursing

posted: 12/25/2016 midnight Discuss

In his first week as CEO at North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville, Bill Bledsoe sat in the hospital conference room to discuss the future of North Metro and his role there. In his suit and tie, Bledsoe looked like a man who was in charge. But, he said, he is not going to sit behind a desk all day pushing numbers, hiding from the action of the hospital.

Community center to open two expansions

posted: 12/25/2016 midnight Discuss

2016 has been a big year for the Cabot Parks and Recreation Department. With the opening of the new aquatics park and ball fields, the department has been able to serve the community in a variety of ways. In the next few weeks, the department will have a couple more attractions to start off 2017 with a bang.

TV producer starts theater in Jacksonville

posted: 12/18/2016 midnight Discuss

They say ‘all the world’s a stage,’ and that is certainly true for Shann Nobles. It isn’t unusual for Nobles to break out into show tunes, and her co-workers and friends know that anything to do with the theater brings a smile to her face. Now, Nobles is part of a group that has started the Community Theater of Jacksonville, giving the community a reason to rise up and take the stage.

Tim Odom: Son continues father’s farming legacy at Holland Bottom

posted: 12/04/2016 midnight Discuss

Driving through Cabot on Bill Foster Memorial Highway, it’s impossible to miss the fields and produce stand of Holland Bottom Farm LLC. The farm has been a Cabot institution since it started in 1982, when Larry Odom began growing strawberries as a U-Pick operation. Now Larry’s son Tim runs the family business.

City employee wins floodplain-management award

posted: 11/27/2016 midnight Discuss

There are many jobs the general public doesn’t think about — or may not even know about — unless disaster strikes. Floodplain coordinator is one such position. Although she’s not in the spotlight, Karen Knebel, street superintendent and floodplain coordinator for the city of Cabot, takes her job very seriously.

Hippotherapy center to host Mane Event

posted: 10/23/2016 midnight Discuss

For many families, a horse is not just a majestic animal. For many like the Drake family, a horse is a way for family members with disabilities and injuries to gain or regain some of their coordination, balance and strength.

Community event to take place for 38th year

posted: 10/02/2016 midnight Discuss

Community pride can be displayed in a variety of ways. Citizens support local businesses, fans rally around the hometown team for Friday-night football, and crowds attend annual festivals and events.

Auction to support development center

posted: 09/22/2016 midnight Discuss

Every student and client at the Lonoke Exceptional Development Center has a goal. Whether it is to develop motor skills, work on communication or get a job, children and adults at the center work every day to overcome their disabilities and meet their needs.

Brand-new shelter: Society celebrates facility’s long-awaited opening

posted: 09/22/2016 midnight Discuss

For animal lovers like Tina Holmlund, making sure animals are safe, happy and loved is incredibly important. That’s why Holmlund — president of the Stone County Humane Society — has recently had a dream come true with the completion of the new animal shelter for the organization.

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