PO Box 42Melbourne, Arkansas 72556
Randall Lovelace - ChairmanWilma (Mickey) SpanglerFredericka JohnsPictured Left to RightMrs. Johns, Mr. Lovelace and Mrs. Spangler
The Izard County Board of Election Commissioners will hold a public meeting on August 30th, 2019 at the Izard County courthouse. The meeting will start at 9:00 am and the public is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the Election Commission by the information listed above.
Meet our Commissioners
Wilma (Mickey) Spangler
Born and raised in Kansas City Missouri. I was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1957.
I received my Missouri Real Estate sales license in 1963. For the next eight years I was a salesman for Crest Real Estate in their Hickman Mills, Missouri office. In 1970 I received my Missouri Real Estate Brokers license. In 1971 I was promoted to managing broker of the Belton, Missouri Crest Real Estate office.
In 1972 I became the first female Real Estate Broker on the Kansas City Board of Realtors.
In 1973 my husband and I relocated to Imperial Beach, California where he was employed as a supervisor at Rohr Industries an aircraft subcontractor. I operated a 7-Eleven store one block from the beach in Imperial Beach.
In 1977 we moved to McMinnville, Tennessee where my husband was employed as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for Carrier Air Conditioning. He was later promoted to Quality Engineer. I wrote a weekly column for the Warren County News.
My husband’s career relocated us to Linden, Tennessee where I opened, built, owned and operated “Touch of Elegance” a bridal and formal wear business from 1994 to 2006 when I retired. While in Linden, Tennessee I served as Perry County Grand Jury Forman for two years. I was Perry County Coordinator for the Reality program for almost ten years. Reality is an alternative sentencing tool providing General Sessions and Juvenile Judges greater latitude when sentencing first time youthful offenders.
In 2008 my husband retired after working the last eighteen years with the Manitowoc Company. We relocated to Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Since retirement I have been involved with various community service projects and organizations. I have also supported and traveled with mission projects in the Dominican Republic and South America.
I have served as an Izard County Election Commissioner since 2014.
Randall Lovelace - Chairman
Born and raised in West Plains, Missouri, I graduated West Plains High School in 1985. On December 4th, 1987 was married to Kimberly Brooks of Melbourne, Arkansas.
I was employed at Richard Brothers Sporting Goods as an assistant manager from 1984-1986. I also managed a t-shirt printing business from 1986-1987 and when leaving that position, went to work at Southwest Mobile Systems till the summer of 1988.
During the next two years studied at Hillsdale Bible College (now called Randall University – not after me but I would like to think so) and left to come back to Izard County in December of 1989. During the next couple of years working at Wal-mart Super Center at Batesville, I started in the stock room unloading trucks and ended up as a support team manager on the general merchandise side of the store.
White River Trailer is a company that I started in 1992 and I have been there ever since and still going. Along the way I have been co-owner of Precise Solar and Power, Co-owner of Creative Cleaning Services of Melbourne, farming and numerous other things. I am a Certified CHCL Instructor for the Arkansas State Police and have received a Patriot Award from the Secretary of Defense.
I have had several really memorable moments in my life such as being a part of gospel music and singing in front of nationally known groups such as the McKamey’s, Goodmans, Rex Nelon Singers, Chosen Few, Jeff and Sherry Easter and Pierce Arrow. I was the host of Hometown Gospel Hour on 106.5 for two years and have been a part of Pioneer Day Gospel Singings for many years. Being a founding member of New Creation that started in 2000, I have been blessed to travel through Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas for over 15 years.
My service to our community started by serving as the Sheriff at the Gid Township for 9 years and now the Commissioner for almost 1 year. During that time, I have battled many times to ensure that all of the voters in Izard County are treated fair and consistent in all decisions. Being chair of the Commission, I hope that I have shown that there is a way to take care of the business of the Commission without being politically bias. I look forward to serve as the Chair of the Commission for the next two years!
Born in Hope and raised at Bodcaw, Arkansas, I began my travels after high school, university, and music conservatory, travels which would take me halfway around the world and back to Calico Rock in 2012. My parents had moved to Calico Rock in 1964 as my dad became School Superintendent and my mother music teacher.
As Good Will Ambassador with a touring group from U of A Fayetteville, outstanding events were a Rotary Club sponsored performance for then President of Mexico Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in Mexico City, a production with the USIS for TV Mexico, as well as a private day with Senator William Fulbright back in Little Rock.
While in Germany for 35 years with my husband, also an operatic singer, we appeared in many operas and operettas in opera houses in Trier, Nuremburg, and Munich. For twenty of those years, I was also engaged by the American Military as organist for the Chapel System. Weekends were spent with American families in various denominational services in Munich, Augsburg, Nuremburg, Spangdahlem and Fuerth. Concerts for visiting dignitaries were always a highpoint in my capacity as organist as was the opportunity to perform in the historical Cathedral in Augsburg accompanying the American High School Graduation exercises. Being so close to so many military families especially during the Desert Storm days was enlightening!
Teaching was always in my blood, but I did not recognize this until I began taking students while working on the various bases. Classes ranged from voice and piano to teaching military folks the German language. The last fourteen years in Munich, I was Professor of Vocal Studies at the Abraxas Musical Akademie and retired from there as Professor Emeritus in 2012. I had retired from the opera some years earlier, and my husband then retired in 2012 at which time we moved back to Arkansas.
Sadly, my husband passed away after only sixteen months leaving a vast emptiness in my life, but being back home, I was surrounded with work that was begun years ago when my parents moved here. The Calico Rock Industrial Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce, CORE, 20/20 Group, were beckoning. After a year, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church engaged me as Choir Director.
I began working with the Democratic Party of Izard County and Democratic Party of Arkansas soon after moving back. My first experience as poll worker in the 2018 election was most rewarding, and networking with other politically inclined folks at various events has only strengthened my passion,
This next adventure will certainly be a learning experience.