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Angela Spencer

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Southside Middle School receives education grant

posted: 09/14/2014 midnight Discuss

SOUTHSIDE — Southside Middle School Principal Dion Stevens said it is important to him and his staff to enhance their students’ desire to learn science skills, and right before the new school year started, the school found out it will receive a $10,000 boost to help in that endeavor.

Angela Renee Turney: Artist sustained by faith and a break from routine

posted: 09/14/2014 midnight Discuss

For more than a month now, paintings depicting religious scenes, patriotic images and recognizable characters from both history and fiction have been on display throughout the yellow house at the corner of East Race Avenue and North Locust Street in Searcy.

Raising awareness: Eliminating the stigma attached to depression, mental illness important to curbing suicide

posted: 09/14/2014 midnight Discuss

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and many people who have been impacted by suicide are working to get out a message of hope and understanding in order to help save lives.

Housing expansion: Lyon College to increase residence accommodations by 50 percent

posted: 09/11/2014 midnight Discuss

Jon Vestal, vice president for institutional advancement at Lyon College in Batesville, said the school’s recent improvements make the campus feel like a home away from home for students. Edwards Commons — which houses a dining room and bistro — serves as the kitchen, and classrooms serve as living rooms where students spend a lot of their time, but the student body has outgrown the bedroom — residence halls — of their collegiate home.

Searcy Kiwanis to host volleyball tournament for children’s shoes

posted: 09/11/2014 midnight Discuss

SEARCY — Kiwanis International’s motto is “Serving the children of the world,” and one local club has taken a new step toward helping children in central Arkansas.

Chris Minyard: Shooting-range manager boasts Junior Olympic title

posted: 09/07/2014 midnight Discuss

Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex Manager Chris Minyard said his favorite part about working at the new Jacksonville shooting range is helping young shooters learn the sport. Three years ago, Minyard was named Junior Olympic champion in the state of Arkansas and was ranked 15th at the national competition. With that experience — and the training that led up to it — Minyard knows what young shooting athletes need to learn in order to be successful.

Great for business: Habitat ReStore finds success at new location

posted: 09/07/2014 midnight Discuss

SEARCY — The Habitat for Humanity of White County ReStore in Searcy has been at its new location at 3702 E. Race Ave. for about three months, and Leigh Anne Hawthorne, affiliate administrator for the organization, said the move has been great for business.

Several Cabot park expansions in the works

posted: 09/07/2014 midnight Discuss

CABOT — Earlier this summer, the city of Cabot broke ground on the new Cabot Sports and Aquatic Complex on Bill Foster Memorial Highway. The complex, which will sit between Kerr Station Road and Holland Bottom Farm, will be home to new ball fields and an aquatics area for the city.

Bone Collector: Gurgitators eat for ultimate title at White River Water Carnival

posted: 09/04/2014 midnight Discuss

It’s time for wing lovers to roll up their sleeves and build up their heat tolerance for the Batesville Bone Collector Hot Wing Eating Contest.

Cave City teacher visits Holocaust museum: Survivor asks teachers to share with students: ‘Love your neighbor’

posted: 09/04/2014 midnight Discuss

CAVE CITY — Cave City Middle School teacher Trish Turnbough said she is always on the lookout for training and experiences that will help her in the classroom. Turnbough teaches social studies to sixth-graders, and she said it is important to her to balance educating her students with knowing what they can handle at their age.

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