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Flood Statement from Judge Haskell Morse

Thursday night Hempstead County officials including the County Judge, EM Coord., Road & Bridge personnel and Fire Coord., met with representatives of the City of Fulton, Hempstead County Levee Board and AR More »

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Homicide Suspect Arrested; Barnett

On May 21, 2015, at approximately 4:45 pm, investigators from the Hope Police Department arrested Lucas Wayne Barnett, 30, of Hope.  Barnett was taken into custody in the area of 14th and More »

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Millwood State Park Closed for Memorial Day

Millwood State Park, between Saratoga and Ashdown, is currently closed, and will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend due to high waters of Millwood Lake. This includes the entire park and More »

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2015 Man of the Year Winner for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Arkansas

Announcing Mitch Bobo (Bobo and Bain Construction) and Nadine Baxter (UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute) as Man & Woman of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Arkansas Division (LLS). More »

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Three in Nevada County Law Enforcement Receive Awards

Here are a few photos and the story that was presented during the Arkansas State Police Awards Ceremony in Little Rock. Officers in the large group photo are Sheriff Danny Martin, Assistant More »

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Pafford EMT’s During National EMS Week

This is National EMS Week and the Pafford EMS crew sponsored the Chamber Coffee. Here are just a few of the Pafford EMT ‘that are saving lives everyday in Hempstead County. Pictured More »

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Pafford EMS Hosts Coffee in Honor of National EMS Week

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday May 20th was hosted by Pafford EMS in honor of National EMS Week  Pictured are Reyn Brown, Anna Helmick, Sheardon Pearce, Brenda More »

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Hope City Board Meets Tuesday May 19th

The Hope City Board met Tuesday May 19th for their 2nd meeting of May. The board voted to enter into an engineering contract with Garver Engineering for a rehab project for an More »

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Nevada County Cemetery Dedication

The Mary Place Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII (17th) Century dedicated a historic marker at Friendship Cemetery in Nevada County Saturday, May 16. There was a large turnout for dedication of More »

Prescott Nevada County Chamber Plans Crawfish Boil

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Flood Statement from Judge Haskell Morse

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Thursday night Hempstead County officials including the County Judge, EM Coord., Road & Bridge personnel and Fire Coord., met with representatives of the City of Fulton, Hempstead County Levee Board and AR Department of Emergency Management to discuss current conditions on the Red River.
Possible response activities were identified and preparation and planning are ongoing for predicted flooding of the Red River.

 

Based on information from the Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service, Judge Haskell Morse recommends the following:

 

Relocation of livestock and equipment to higher ground away from the inside of the levee.
Those who rent or lease their property located inside the levee should contact their lessees and advise them of the potential for flooding.

 

Citizens who live next to the levee should stay tune to weather conditions that may change rapidly.

 

If anyone int he projected flood zone needs evacuation assistance please contact the Hempstead County Office of Emergency Management at 870-722-5408.

 

Hempstead County has a new emergency notification system called CodeRed. This will allow them to contact you in the event of an emergency by phone or text. Log on to www.hempsteadcountyar.com click on the CodeRed logs and follow directions.

 

Hempstead County will continue to work with the National Weather Service, Corps of Engineers and Levee Board to ensure the safety of the citizens who may be impacted by flooding. Stay tuned to local media and Hempstead County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page for further updates.

 

Be weather aware.

Homicide Suspect Arrested; Barnett

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On May 21, 2015, at approximately 4:45 pm, investigators from the Hope Police Department arrested Lucas Wayne Barnett, 30, of Hope.  Barnett was taken into custody in the area of 14th and Main streets in Hope as a result of a felony warrant for his arrest for Capital Murder.  This arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation into a homicide that occurred on July 2, 2014.  The victim in that incident, Gary Tubberville, 57, was found beaten and unresponsive inside a residence in the 300 block of South Ferguson Street.  Sharlee M. Cole, 21, of Hope was also arrested and charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution in the same incident. Both Barnett and Cole were booked into the Hempstead County Detention Facility where they await a first court appearance. Bond for Cole was set at $500,000 and Barnett was given no bond.

Millwood State Park Closed for Memorial Day

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Millwood State Park, between Saratoga and Ashdown, is currently closed, and will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend due to high waters of Millwood Lake. This includes the entire park and all facilities. Much of the park is under water as Millwood is running about ten feet above normal pool elevation. For additional details, contact the park at 870-898-2800.

2015 Man of the Year Winner for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Arkansas

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Announcing Mitch Bobo (Bobo and Bain Construction) and Nadine Baxter (UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute) as Man & Woman of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Arkansas Division (LLS).

Six local candidates were judged solely on their success in generating funds to advance the mission of LLS. Each competed in honor of LLS’s Boy & Girl of the Year, who are sources of inspiration.

LLS has hit a milestone of investing $1 billion to find a cure and advocate for access to those innovative therapies for cancer patients. The funds raised by candidates stay in Arkansas assisting patients with emotional support, the most up to date cancer information, financial support and most importantly research for a cure and access to those treatments.

“We are forever grateful to Mitch, Nadine and the other candidates because we could not maximize the fight against blood cancer without their diligence and network of support. After all, blood cancer is the leading cause of deaths from cancer in children under the age of 20 and it strikes adults 12 times harder. There is no stopping until we find a cure. Today, all of these candidates are winners. Cancer is the loser,” said Kim DuPas, Arkansas Manager.

Man & Woman of the Year was possible due to the following sponsors: Takeda Oncology, Crow-Burlingame Co. – Bumper to Bumper, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Signal Genetics and Glazer’s.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org/gat.

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Three in Nevada County Law Enforcement Receive Awards

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Here are a few photos and the story that was presented during the Arkansas State Police Awards Ceremony in Little Rock. Officers in the large group photo are Sheriff Danny Martin, Assistant Chief Joseph Beavers, Patrolman Cody McClure, and Colonel of Arkansas State Police, Bill Bryant. The requirements on the Distinguished Service Award are as follows: The purpose of the Distinguished Service Award is to honor citizens or law enforcement officers representing other agencies who assist the Arkansas State Police in apprehension of a criminal or who lend assistance in a manner that clearly and directly places the citizen in jeopardy of physical harm.

On December 29, 2014, an Amber Alert was issued by the Houston, Texas Police Department for a 14-month-old child who was missing when his mother was found murdered at her apartment in Houston. On December 30, 2014 the Miller County Sheriff’s Office received information that the child was with this biological father and had left Texarkana are in a white Chevrolet Impala with Arkansas vehicle license 202TTN. As this information was disseminated to the on-duty trooper in Troop G, Trooper Darren Henley was stationary near the 29 mile marker of Interstate 30 eastbound. Trooper Henley observed the vehicle pass his location and up to the car and confirmed the license plate number. After confirming the license number, Trooper Henley backed off the car and kept it in sight until he could receive assistance from additional officers. Trooper Henley followed the car into Nevada County and at exit 44, Nevada County Sheriff Danny Martin was positioned where he could see inside the car. He radioed that there was an adult leaned back into the right front seat. Prescott Police Assistant Chief Joey Beavers and Patrolman Cody McClure also joined the others on interstate 30 at the 44 exit. Near the 45 mile marker, Trooper Henley initiated a felony traffic stop on the white Impala with assistance from Nevada County Sheriff Martin, Prescott Police Assistant Chief Beavers and Patrolman McClure. The vehicle pulled over onto the right shoulder and stopped, Trooper Henley issued verbal instructions. As the stop progressed, the right front occupant opened the right front passenger door, exited the vehicle and immediately shot himself in the head. Trooper Henley, as well as the assisting officer maintained their composure and focus completing the felony stop. After the scene was secure, Trooper Henley displayed compassion and went to great lengths to care for the 3 unharmed children that were inside the car, which included the child that was the focus of the Amber Alert. Throught the entire encounter Trooper Henley, Sheriff Martin, Assistant Chief Beavers, and Patrolman McClure exhibited a high level of professionalism and competence.

Pafford EMT’s During National EMS Week

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This is National EMS Week and the Pafford EMS crew sponsored the Chamber Coffee. Here are just a few of the Pafford EMT ‘that are saving lives everyday in Hempstead County. Pictured is Josie Carlton, Chad Lance, Alfonso Hinojosa, Jeff Russell, and Justin Stephens.