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Failure to Comply Warrant, Driving on a Suspended License, and no Vehicle Insurance

Joseph Wayne Pittman

On Thursday October 6th 2014 Joseph Pittman 30 year old from Caddo Valley was arrested for a failure to comply warrant, driving on a suspended license and for no vehicle insurance.

Speeding and Driving on a Suspended License

Douglas Henson

On Thursday October 6th 2014 Douglas Henson 31 year old from Prescott was arrested for speeding and for driving on a suspended license.

Misdemeanor Failure to Comply Warrant

Melvin Tidwell

On Monday October 6th 2014 Melvin Tidwell 65 year old from Rosston was arrested for a Misdemeanor Failure to comply warrant.

Two Arrested in Nevada County on October 2nd


On Thursday October 2nd 2014 Mathew Kelley 21 year old from Waldo was arrested for a Probation Revocation and Rick Brazell 55 year old from Stamps was arrested on a Misdemeanor Failure to comply warrant.

Hope Lions Hear Program on Lionism and Hope Lions History


The Hope Lions Club held a program Monday October 18th aimed at visitors to the club who might be potential members. Harold Freeman related how he joined the club in 1972 and gave some history, John Collier talked about the Lions sight and hearing projects, and Doyle Brewer also related some history of the club. It was enlightening for all who attended and some veteran Lions learned some things they didn’t know (or didn’t remember.)

Hope School Board Holds October Meeting


The Hope School Board held their October 20th, Monday at the school administration building. The board was reorganized following the recent school board elections. The current officers were relected including President Joe Short, Vice President Danny Watson, and Secretary Jesus Coronado. Superintendent Bobby Hart gave the report to the public. He noted the district has an enrollment of 2,511 students and that the budget is $17,985,112. Of this $8 million dollars represents teacher salaries. The board looked at the standards assurances and adopted them. Superintendent Bobby Hart noted the district has been asked to participate in a pilot program on Superintendent’s evaluation through the Arkansas Department of Education. The board voted to participate in the pilot program. The board approved a facilities request for the use of the Yergrer Gym by Mark Moore for the A. A. U. program on October 25th. The board discussed a possible change in policies in using a proposal provided by the state. No action was taken and the board agreed to first look at policies dealing with the school board itself. The board discussed the “e -rate” phone contract. The board had discussed pursuing the program and buying a new phone system. The cost would have been $100,000 of which e rate would have picked up $90,000. That program has changed and the district would have to pick up the entire fee. No action was taken. The board approved a compliance report from Assistant Superintendent Ira Love and personnel matters closed out the meeting.

Jury Selection Cancelled for October 21, 2014

According to Sheriff James Singleton jury selection for October 21, 2014 has been cancelled.

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