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Nashville Rotary Club Hears Hope Watermelon Festival Program

The Nashville Rotary Club invited Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Director Mark Keith to give a program on the Hope Watermelon Festival Wednesday July 30th.  In addition to the program on the festival, the Nashville Rotarians were served Hope Watermelon Festival.  Hope Rotarians Steve Lance, Cindy Lance (pictured), and Kent Hendrix (not-pictured)  attended the meeting as well.  The program was set-up by Steve’s brother Dr. Glen LanceThe Nashville Rotary Club invited Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Director Mark Keith to give a program on the Hope Watermelon Festival Wednesday July 30th.  In addition to the program on the festival, the Nashville Rotarians were served Hope Watermelon Festival.  Hope Rotarians Steve Lance, Cindy Lance (pictured), and Kent Hendrix (not-pictured)  attended the meeting as well.  The program was set-up by Steve’s brother Dr. Glen LanceIMG_0136

Brentwood Hosts Coffee

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday July 30th was hosted by Brentwood.  This is a great, community minded company in our area who has helped our Hope Fire Department greatly in the last year and also helped a number of other good causes and organizations.  Pictured is Jim Dickerson, Randy Koger, Mark Trusty, Sharon Powell, Melissa Martin, Jay Trevillion, Scott McCorkle, Susan Beasley, and Mary Biddle014

Senator Teague Helps Out

Saratoga’s State Senator, Larry Teague of Nashville, was a participant at a meal packing event at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event, packaging 50,000 seasoned rice meals, was sponsored by CenturyLink at the Southern Legislators Conference July 27. Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank was part of the event.

2014 Music in the Park “America in Conflict” Band Competition Application

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:30 –9:30 Historic Washington State Park 870-983-2684

Contest Rules:  Competition is open to all amateur bands and musicians from the surrounding area playing original songs.  Original music compositions based on conflicts in American history are required. No band member may compete in more than one band. Competition will be limited to 6 bands selected by a committee.  Entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2014. Bands will be provided with a “professional’ sound system with microphones. Each band will have 5 minutes to take the stage, tune, and test the sound before performance of original compositions. Competition session for bands/solo musician will not exceed 20 minutes. Judging will be scored on original composition, crowd appeal, vocal performance, instrument performance and event theme connection. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please send application along with:  band photograph, short bio, and original composition with recording.

 

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Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance Project Kick-Off

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The Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance in cooperative with Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District will hold a project kick-off meeting Thursday July 31st at 10am in the lecture hall of the Science & Technology Building on the UACCH campus.   A workforce-development consultant named Kate McEnroe will work with the SADA group over the next 10 to 12 months on identifying information for a regional marketing program.  There will also be a session at 1 pm that afternoon.  All interested persons are welcome to attend the kick-off and training sessions.  Anyone interested may contact Wesley Woodard at the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation at 870-777-8485.  SADA is an eight-county regional economic development and marketing group which promotes southwest Arkansas to potential employers.  This is part of the “SET” program, “SET” being the “Stronger Economies Together” program.  This is to develop and market the southwest Arkansas region for industry recruitment and economic development.

Hope Kiwanis Club Hears Program On Human Trafficking

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Dr. Carla and Carroll Bryant brought a program on human trafficking to the Hope Kiwanis Club on Tuesday July 29th.  Dr. Bryant explained that human trafficking not only involves people being “trafficked” for sexual purposes but once those people are no longer fit for anything else their organs are sold.  The Bryants have established a program to fight human trafficking and welcome the opportunity to bring programs to other groups.

Alligator in a Pool

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At approximately 8:19 hours on 07/28/14 Deputy Dunham and Bush were dispatched to 114 Sunset Circle in Saratoga, Arkansas in reference to an alligator being in a pool. Upon arrival they observed an approximately 2 foot long alligator in the pool. Deputies called Arkansas Game and Fish officer Dennis Hovarter who was able to catch the alligator using a net and then took it off the property to be released.

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