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Angela Spencer

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Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

A helping paw: ASU-Beebe student utilizes service dog

posted: 09/03/2015 midnight Discuss

Ann Thompson of Greenbrier has always loved animals. She is known by her friends as an animal guru, and she is now formally pursuing her dream of working in a veterinarian’s office through Arkansas State University-Beebe’s veterinary technology program.

Jackie Davis: Cabot police chief named Chief of the Year

posted: 08/30/2015 midnight Discuss

In his 30 years with the Cabot Police Department, Jackie Davis has seen a lot of change in both the department and the city. Cabot has grown, the department has had to adapt, and Davis has been at the helm of the department for 18 years. Davis was recently named Chief of the Year by the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, but he said the award is a reflection of the department — not just him — and the hard work the officers and staff do on a daily basis.

Woodruff County’s first art gallery opens

posted: 08/30/2015 midnight Discuss

Frank Swanson said he has enjoyed looking at and creating art for years, and now that he is retired, he wants to bring more art to Woodruff County. That is why he has opened up Art of America, the county’s first art gallery.

Going ‘all out’: Special Olympics medalist encourages others to compete

posted: 08/30/2015 midnight Discuss

Bryson Williford knows that hard work and training can pay off, but sometimes taking the first step into a new venture is the hardest part. The 23-year-old Rosie man returned from the Special Olympics World Games earlier this summer with two gold medals and two silver medals, and he said he hopes his success inspires other special athletes to push themselves in their sports.

Paddle Battle organized to attract people to lake area after regular season

posted: 08/27/2015 midnight Discuss

During the summer, owners of businesses around Greers Ferry Lake look forward to the time when vacationers flock to the water for weekends and long getaways. Now that school has started, however, and Labor Day — often seen as the end of summer and summer vacations — approaches, Fairfield Bay residents have come up with a creative way to bring people back to the lake in the offseason.

Local Red Cross nearing shortage of blood supply

posted: 08/23/2015 midnight Discuss

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.

Ray Bowman: Southside’s first mayor focused on keeping promises

posted: 08/23/2015 midnight Discuss

If someone had told Ray Bowman when he was in high school that he would one day be the mayor of Southside, he probably would have laughed. He was on the Student Council when he attended Southside High School, but being mayor of Southside was never part of his plan.

Water carnival adds new kids’ activities

posted: 08/23/2015 midnight Discuss

For 72 years, people in and around Batesville have flooded to the banks of the White River for the annual White River Water Carnival. The intent for the carnival is to provide mostly free family entertainment for the community, and this year’s schedule shows a full day of activities for all ages.

Blueprint for the future: Harding plans several construction projects

posted: 08/20/2015 midnight Discuss

Students are arriving at Harding University, and as the student body prepares for a new semester of classes, the Searcy campus itself is undergoing some transformations. Several construction projects are either in the works or expected to start later this year. The third phase of Legacy Park — an on-campus apartment complex built in an urban-town concept was recently completed.

Region facing shortage of blood; donations needed

posted: 08/20/2015 midnight Discuss

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.

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