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Angela Spencer

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Oldest, youngest airmen celebrate Air Force’s 67th birthday by cutting cake

posted: 09/28/2014 midnight Discuss

JACKSONVILLE — On Sept. 18, the United States Air Force turned 67 years old, and airmen at the Little Rock Air Force Base celebrated with a symbolic cake-cutting tradition that shows the heritage that passes between generations. The U.S. Air Force became a separate military service when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947, and airmen across the country celebrated last week the anniversary of that event.

Shalyn Carlile: Habitat executive director balances growing organization, family time

posted: 09/28/2014 midnight Discuss

Surrounded by odds and ends for sale, including sinks, clothes, books and a couple of old bicycles, Shalyn Carlile said the new Habitat for Humanity of Independence County Home Store has done well in its first month of business. The store is just one facet of Carlile’s job as Habitat’s executive director, and she said she somehow fits the work of several jobs into one part-time position. But she wouldn’t have it any other way — her job with Habitat is ideal for spending time with her 14-month-old son, Sawyer.

Cabot’s Thurman named Superintendent of the Year

posted: 09/28/2014 midnight Discuss

CABOT — The 2015 Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Superintendent of the Year said his recent award is more a reflection of the Cabot School District than of himself.

UTeach contest: Harding Academy students focus on science

posted: 09/28/2014 midnight Discuss

Teachers and administrators generally frown upon students throwing flames at the classroom ceiling or blowing up gummy bears, but sometimes the rules can be bent in the name of science.

Emma Day: Quitman schools honor 5-year-old battling cancer

posted: 09/25/2014 midnight Discuss

Emma Mortenson loves the movie Frozen, and her favorite song is “Let It Go.” Her favorite colors are pink and purple. She will turn 6 on Oct. 14, and she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

Emma's Day: Quitman schools hold day of fun for 5-year-old battling cancer

posted: 09/25/2014 midnight Discuss

Emma Mortenson loves the movie Frozen, and her favorite song is “Let It Go.” Her favorite colors are pink and purple. She will turn 6 on Oct. 14, and she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

Racking up: Local team wins national billiards championship

posted: 09/21/2014 midnight Discuss

For the first time, the national championship trophy for the American Poolplayers Association’s Open 8-Ball Division was brought home to Arkansas, and members of the winning team have already started practicing for next year.

Kathy Glewen: Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalist proud of Searcy’s commitment to education

posted: 09/21/2014 midnight Discuss

In her portfolio submitted for the Arkansas Teacher of the Year program, Kathy Glewen said that while some of her teaching philosophy has changed since she became a teacher in 1983, many key aspects have remained the same. She said she believes establishing relationships with both students and parents, creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn in, and having a classroom full of enthusiasm for learning are all important elements to education.

Beebe coat drive starts early in anticipation of cold winter

posted: 09/21/2014 midnight Discuss

BEEBE — Last year, when the first day of cold weather came earlier than expected, some children in central Arkansas were without coats. In an effort to avoid the same problem this year, Kristen Boswell, executive director of the Beebe Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber’s third annual coat drive has already started.

Volunteers needed for annual Cabot Clean-Up

posted: 09/18/2014 midnight Discuss

CABOT — For Dorothy Putt, keeping the city of Cabot clean is a symbol of community pride, and she has been a loyal volunteer for more than 30 years to help keep the city beautiful.

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