PO Box 42Melbourne, Arkansas 72556
Randall Lovelace - Chairman Wilma (Mickey) Spangler
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Annual School Board Election is May 21st. Filing period for positions is Feb 13th at noon through February 20th at noon. This is for Calico Rock, Izard County Consolidated, and Melbourne schools.
The Izard County Board of Election Commissioners will hold a meeting on February 21st at 5:00 pm at the Izard County Courthouse if there are any contested races for the ballot position.
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 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.