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Angela Spencer

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Recent Stories by Angela Spencer

Wilba Thompson: Co-director applies sales knowledge in role at conference center

posted: 07/26/2015 midnight Discuss

Wilba Thompson said she and her husband, Bob, have occasionally thought about retirement, but they just have too much fun working.

Agencies can provide help during summer heat

posted: 07/26/2015 midnight Discuss

The heat is hitting Arkansans hard this summer. While many people have access to air conditioning, there are still residents who could experience heat-related illnesses as a result of the rising temperatures.

Wilba Thompson: Sales, marketing knowledge will aid in role as conference-center co-director

posted: 07/26/2015 midnight Discuss

Wilba Thompson said she and her husband, Bob, have occasionally thought about retirement, but they just have too much fun working. Following a work history of sales experience, entrepreneurship and marketing, Thompson — along with her husband — currently works as co-director of the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center.

Wall of Honor: Beebe veterans mural takes shape

posted: 07/23/2015 midnight Discuss

Monday morning, with the sun beating down, Thomas Fernandez and a group of volunteers gathered with paint brushes and ladders to start on a new mural on a wall of the Wilbur D. Mills Educational Services Cooperative building in Beebe. In a few hours, the red brick wall was painted white for a fresh background, and Fernandez said he would get started on the figures in the mural scene the following day.

Carly Dahl: New BAAC executive director lands ‘dream job’

posted: 07/19/2015 midnight Discuss

With an original piece of art on the wall behind her desk and a miniature statue of Michelangelo’s David next to her computer, Carly Dahl is settling in as the new executive director of the Batesville Area Arts Council. Dahl has lived in Batesville for five years, and with this new job, she said she is excited to meet artists from around the region and make an impact for the arts.

Sharing is caring: Searcy residents to give, receive on A Day of Caring

posted: 07/19/2015 midnight Discuss

Businesses have pitched in, donations are being gathered, and volunteers are preparing in Searcy for the annual event that brings community members together to show they care.

Fruit of their labor: Cave City to celebrate 36th annual watermelon festival

posted: 07/16/2015 midnight Discuss

One Arkansas city is known for its cardboard boat races. Another welcomes the Toad Master every year to celebrate the city’s history. Just north of Batesville, the Cave City Watermelon Festival marks the homecoming and pride of its namesake city.

Batesville shoppers urged to Stuff the Bus

posted: 07/16/2015 midnight Discuss

Summer break is in full swing, but school-supply lists are starting to pop up as local school districts and families look toward a new school year. Many families will make their way to the store in the next few weeks to gather glue sticks, erasers and new shoes in a shopping trip that marks the beginning of the end of summer break, but others fear the financial strain such purchases can bring.

Singers attend conference: Group has attended six years in a row

posted: 07/12/2015 midnight Discuss

At the end of the month, women from around the region will make their way to Ash Flat for the annual Christian women’s conference Rock This House. This will be the seventh year for the conference. The first year, organizers brought in a singing group to perform and lead worship, but since then, the conference has had its own singing group called Amazed, which comprises singers from around Ash Flat.

Passing the torch: Local officer to take part in Law Enforcement Torch Run

posted: 07/12/2015 midnight Discuss

It’s no secret that law enforcement officers across the country participate annually in local Special Olympics games, but this year, one of Searcy’s police officers will go one step further to bring the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games.

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