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Angela Spencer

Zoned Editions Staff Writer

Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

My Daughter’s Heart: Fathers, daughters anticipate dance grand enough for princesses

posted: 01/29/2015 midnight Discuss

Zoe Simon has a photo in her room that reminds her of a fun evening last year when she was named a princess and got to dance with the most important man in her life. The photo, displayed in a pink frame, sits on her bedside table and shows Zoe wearing a pink dress and a tiara and sitting by her father, Adam Simon.

Twice the space: John Deere program, facility expanding at Arkansas State University-Beebe

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

It is not hard to spot the John Deere program at Arkansas State University-Beebe. The iconic green-and-yellow tractors parked next to the brick building are a dead giveaway, but those tractors will be hidden — and protected from bad weather — when the program’s new expansion is completed toward the end of the semester.

Lyon moves forward with athletic programs

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

BATESVILLE — College sports can do a lot for a school. Through increased enrollment and bolstered school spirit, many schools, including Lyon College in Batesville, reap the benefits of offering a variety of athletic opportunities on campus.

Nick Lenczycki: Director of aviation to help Ozarka program soar

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

It may be cliche for colleges to say a student’s opportunities will reach new heights with a degree, but at Ozarka College in Melbourne, that statement will take on a literal meaning next year.

Gone in a flash: Community rallies around family who lost everything in house fire

posted: 01/22/2015 midnight Discuss

Earlier this month, Tara Wilson got a phone call no one wants to receive.

Tradition of Heber Springs ‘Old Timers’ game binds community together

updated: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

HEBER SPRINGS — Communities often come together around traditions. Sometimes the Christmas-tree lighting after Thanksgiving is the place to be every year. Maybe a festival welcoming spring is the one event no one wants to miss. In Heber Springs, many would point to the Old Timers Football Game fundraiser as a cherished event that area residents look forward to annually.

Pup with a purpose: Rose Bud student brings service dog to school to monitor diabetes

posted: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

Almost every chair was occupied in the geometry class right before the Wednesday lunch break at Rose Bud High School. Students were working on math problems in a race against the clock, and the teacher was walking around, available in case a student should need some help.

Tom and Catherine Murchison: Husband, wife take event from idea to premier hunting show

posted: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

Like the ripples a pebble makes in a body of water, one event can set off a chain reaction that produces long-lasting results. Tom and Catherine Murchison know that, and if it were not for a good rainy season in 1987, their lives might be totally different, and one of the state’s premier hunting expos might not exist.

Bookcase nonprofit spreading to Three Rivers cities

posted: 01/15/2015 midnight Discuss

For some, memories of reading reach back to early childhood with nurseries and playrooms filled with books. The dream of Jim Davidson is that more children across the country will have those memories, and he is working toward that dream one bookcase at a time.

From print to screen: Author from McCrory has book turned into movie

posted: 01/15/2015 midnight Discuss

Like many children interested in books, McCrory native Annalisa Daughety started writing stories when she was very young. Even though it was just a hobby at the time, Daughety got a small taste early in her life of what it takes to sell a book.

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