Hemsptead County Quorum Court Meets

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met for their monthly meeting Thursday (7-24). There was only one piece of official business. The auditors had requested an ordinance from Judge Tony Yocom to designate More »

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UACCH to Sponsor “Watermelon Idol” Talent Competition during Hope Watermelon Festival

It is time for the Watermelon Festival Concert and the popular Watermelon Idol Talent Competition.  Officials at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope are pleased to announce the College will More »

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Klipsch Announces Reference Unity Strategy

Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, with major operations in the Oakhaven Industrial area near Hope, has announced its Reference Unity strategy, a global initiative that will align the majority More »

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Prescott’s Depot Museum Dedication Ceremony

Ken Petre, Curator at the DepotMuseum invites everyone to come to the dedication ceremony on Thursday. “The dedication of the Gail Martin Young Women’s History Wing will be on Thursday, July 24th, More »

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Wilson Furniture Hosts Chamber Coffee

The Coffee on Wednesday July 23rd was hosted by Wilson Furniture at their historic downtown store at Third and Main.   This was the first Wilson Coffee in many years and a More »

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Hope Lions Hear about Watermelon Festival Program

The Hope Lions Club heard from one of their own on Monday July 23rd.  Lion Mark Keith gave an update on the Hope Watermelon Festival.  In addition to many of the regular More »

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Farmer’s Market Looking Good

Carla Bryant from the Word of Grace Church shows off her booth at the Hope Farmer’s Market Tuesday July 22nd. More »

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Domestic Battery in the 2nd Degree and Aggravated Assault on a Family Member

On July 19, 2014 at approximately 1:30 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Amy Eakley, 36, of Hope, for domestic battery 2nd degree and Robin Eakley, 39, of Hope for More »

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Blue and You Foundation Makes Check Presentation to UACCH Foundation

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope recently held a reception for the Blue & You Foundation site visit and check presentation. The Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas More »

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UACCH Foundation Receives Grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities

Pictured from Left to Right: Steve and Celia Montgomery with grandson Nathan Bauer and Jill Bobo with UACCH Foundation. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation is pleased to announce More »

Hemsptead County Quorum Court Meets

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met for their monthly meeting Thursday (7-24). There was only one piece of official business. The auditors had requested an ordinance from Judge Tony Yocom to designate the sheriff’s Department and Circuit Clerk’s office as the official recipients for court fines, costs, and restitution. The J.P.’s passed the ordinance for for district and circuit court.
Several J.P.’s asked County Judge Wallace Martin about damage in the county from Wednesday’s (7-23) storms. The judge noted he only knew of downed trees and limbs. J.P. Jay Lathrop from the north end of the county noted there were many electrical outages in that area and that the Bingen Community Center sign was blown down. After talking about the storms and the Watermelon Festival the Quorum Court adjourned.

UACCH to Sponsor “Watermelon Idol” Talent Competition during Hope Watermelon Festival

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It is time for the Watermelon Festival Concert and the popular Watermelon Idol Talent Competition.  Officials at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope are pleased to announce the College will sponsor and conduct the Sixth Annual “Watermelon Idol” talent competition during the upcoming 38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival. The Festival is scheduled from August 7-9 in the Hope Fair Park. The preliminary competition will take place on the McDonald’s stage in the Fair Park Coliseum Thursday, August 7 at 6:00pm with the finals scheduled for Saturday, August 9th at 10:30am on the BancorpSouth stage. Talent from the surrounding area is invited to register for the competition, which features cash prizes for the winners as well as the opportunity for the overall winner to open for David Nail Saturday evening. The contest is open to all singers or vocal groups regardless of ages or residency. The two divisions are: single vocal or vocal group. Each act will be limited to five minutes and entrants may perform with a pre-recorded instrumental track, perform acappella or with live instrumental backing only.  Thirty applicants will be accepted. The top five in each division will be selected for the finals.  A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the overall winner of the finals with $150 awarded to the runner-up and $50 to the third-place finisher. For more information or for complete rules, please contact Brent Talley at brent.talley@uacch.edu or 870-777-5722. Entries will be accepted through Thursday, August 7th at 5:30 p.m. To register for the competition complete an application online at www.uacch.edu.  There is no fee to enter.

Klipsch Announces Reference Unity Strategy

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Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, with major operations in the Oakhaven Industrial area near Hope, has announced its Reference Unity strategy, a global initiative that will align the majority of its product offerings under the Klipsch Reference series. The new approach unifies the speaker series to a wider audience at various price points, including tiered levels of home theater speakers, soundbars and headphones. Flagship Klipsch products lines such as Palladium, Heritage, THXUUltra2 and ProMedia will remain as they are in today’s market, with all future home theater speakers, soundbars and headphones falling under the Reference umbrella. “Kipsch is returning to our celebrated core product line with the power of thousands of satisfied customers already in place,” said Matt Sommers, vice president of marketing and creative strategies for Klipsch. “We are launching exciting products in complimentary verticals with much tighter parameters for consistency in the marketplace. This strategy is our first step in claiming Klipsch’s rightful place as the great American speaker brand.” Klipsch’s united front will allow dealers and distributors to market to customers across all product categories.

Prescott’s Depot Museum Dedication Ceremony

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Ken Petre, Curator at the DepotMuseum invites everyone to come to the dedication ceremony on Thursday. “The dedication of the Gail Martin Young Women’s History Wing will be on Thursday, July 24th, from 4-6 pm, with the dedication happening at 5 pm. There will be coffee and refreshments. As there is a John Teeter Room in the museum dedicated to his legacy, the museum thought it would be fitting to dedicate the North Waiting Room of the Depot as the Gail Martin Young Wing of Women’s History. A newspaper article housed in the Depot that speaks about its construction and why it is still standing today, one of the only buildings built by 1911 left because of the great fire that ravaged Prescott. This article also states that the Northern Waiting room was exclusively used by women during the Depot’s heyday. Serendipitously enough, before I even read this fact in the article, it had been decided that the North Waiting room would be the Women’s/Domestic History section of the museum because it also encompassed the Women’s Restroom. Gail Young was a wonderful woman who was dedicated to sharing and preserving the history of the Nevada Co. area, not to mention that she was named Prescott’s Citizen of the Year in 1982 due to this dedication.”

Wilson Furniture Hosts Chamber Coffee

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The Coffee on Wednesday July 23rd was hosted by Wilson Furniture at their historic downtown store at Third and Main.   This was the first Wilson Coffee in many years and a great crowd came out to visit with this much-liked family.  It was a great Coffee and its been wonderful to have this family-owned store downtown for 35 years…and we look forward to 35 more years.

Hope Lions Hear about Watermelon Festival Program

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The Hope Lions Club heard from one of their own on Monday July 23rd.  Lion Mark Keith gave an update on the Hope Watermelon Festival.  In addition to many of the regular activities he noted there was lots of interest in musical performances of Jason Helms, Buzz Andrews, and Wyatt Putman.  Mark also noted there is lots of interest in the David Nail concert set for August 9th.  Advance general admission adult tickets are now on sale for $12.  The tickets cost $20 on the day of the concert.  Reserved seats are available at uacch.edu

Farmer’s Market Looking Good

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Carla Bryant from the Word of Grace Church shows off her booth at the Hope Farmer’s Market Tuesday July 22nd.

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