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Dr. Vic Ford and Staff of Southwest Research and Extension Center Attend Kiwanis Farm-City Week

Dr. Vic Ford, Director of the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center brought the program at the Hope Kiwanis Club’s annual “Farm-City Day” program on Tuesday November 25th.  Dr. Ford More »

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas Downtown

Kirk Gray of the city of Hope Parks Department smiles down from a light pole on Main Street as the parks department began hanging Christmas banners on the lightpoles downtown.  In addition More »

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Kiwanis Club Hosts “Farm – City Day” hears from Dr. Vic Ford

The Hope Kiwanis Club held its annual “Farm -City Day ” on Tuesday November 25th. Numerous local farmers were guests of the club and the program was brought by Dr. Vic Ford,, More »

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Chief JR Wilson Addresses Hope being the Ninth Most “Dangerous City” on Home Security Shield Website

Recently I became aware of information posted on the website of Home Security Shield entitled “15 Most Dangerous Cities in Arkansas.”  Hope was listed as the ninth most “dangerous” city by this More »

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Driving on Suspended License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Friday the 21st day of November Deputy Cole Hillery and Tim McBrayer made a traffic stop on a blue passenger vehicle on U.S 371 South of Prescott. The driver was identified More »

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Possession of a Controlled Substance and for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Deputies were dispatched to 228 Nevada 66 West in reference to a disturbance. The caller advised that his son Jeremy Morrow was causing a problem and that he believed Jeremy was under More »

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Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person

Deputy Preston Glenn went to 2635 Hwy 67 Prescott attempting to serve a warrant on Roger Waid. Deputy Glenn made contact with Chris Waid at the residence whom stated that Roger was More »

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Nevada County November 2014 Arrests and Incidents

                              Ashley Beavers, 34 year old of Wheeling Springs was arrested on a warrant out of Nevada County. More »

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Sheriff Singleton Warns Hempstead County Citizens of Telephone Scam

During the past several days The Sheriff’s Office has received an increase of calls from Hempstead County Citizens reporting that they have been contacted by telephone by someone representing themselves to be More »

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Little River County Judge Dies Saturday

Little River County Judge Clayton Castleman died Saturday evening a Texarkana hospital after falling ill at his home in the Hicks community near Ashdown. The 67-year-old Castleman did not seek re-election and More »

Nevada County November 2014 Arrests and Incidents

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Ashley K. Beavers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Beavers, 34 year old of Wheeling Springs was arrested on a warrant out of Nevada County.

William Burton Haney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Haney, 45 year old of Prescott was arrested for a misdemeanor failure to appear out of Nevada County.

Glenda S. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenda Smith, 41 year old of Texarkana, Ark was arrested for driving left of center, and driving on a suspended license.

Myran Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myran Watson, 23 year old of Waldo was arrested for public intoxication.

Kelly Cauble Vines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Vines, 22 year old of Rosston was arrested on a Felony failure to appear warrant out of Nevada County.

Bradley Michael Peters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradley Peters, 40 year old of Prescott was arrested for driving on suspended license, no vehicle insurance and for operating an unsafe vehicle.

Tracy Peters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracy Peters, 44 year old of Prescott was arrested for a failure to comply warrant out of Nevada County.

Hosea Lee Kendrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosea Kendrick, 44 year old of Rosston was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant out of Union County.

Davis J. Purifoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davis Purifoy, 38 year old of Hope was arrested on a Misdemeanor failure to appear warrant out of Nevada County.

Kevin Kelley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Kelley, 22 year old of Waldo was arrested on a Felony failure to appear warrant out of Nevada County. 

Sheriff Singleton Warns Hempstead County Citizens of Telephone Scam

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During the past several days The Sheriff’s Office has received an increase of calls from Hempstead County Citizens reporting that they have been contacted by telephone by someone representing themselves to be an IRS agent, A Hope Water and Light Employee, a Sheriff’s Deputy and a bank employee trying to solicit personal information. In the case of the call from the Alleged IRS employee, they tell the caller that if they don’t pay a certain amount by close of the business day an arrest warrant will be issued and they will be arrested. THAT IS TOTALLY FALSE there is no such person working for the IRS or any of the other agencies listed in this alert. Please do not fall victim to these calls JUST HANG UP, and Do not give or confirm any personal information. These calls will increase the closer we get to the holiday season please disregard the calls and notify authorities when you receive them. Most if not all calls originate from overseas and can’t be traced. Please do not fall victim to these scams.

Little River County Judge Dies Saturday

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Little River County Judge Clayton Castleman died Saturday evening a Texarkana hospital after falling ill at his home in the Hicks community near Ashdown. The 67-year-old Castleman did not seek re-election and was retiring when his termed came to an end December 31st. He was completing his fourth term as county judge. Judge Castleman was a 1964 graduate of Ashdown High School, received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1968 in Agriculture Education, and a M.S. from the University of Arkansas in 1969. He, along with his wife taught in the Stuttgart school system for 32 years. He was also an FFA adviser. In 1974 he became the Vocational Director, one of the first three in Arkansas. He helped develop the Coordinated Career Education program for Arkansas and worked on the National Curriculum to reestablish the Agriculture Education program in the large cities of the United States. Judge Castleman served on the State Geographic Information Board, President of the Ashdown Antique and Merchants Association, vice-president of the Little River County Historical Society Board, Little River County Chamber of Commerce Board, CCCUA Foundation Board, and many other local and area boards. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Two Rivers Museum and served on the Arkansas Retired Teacher Association board. He was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and deacon at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at First Baptist Church in Ashdown, with funeral services there at 10:00 am Tuesday. The Little River County Quorum Court will appoint a successor to served until the end of the year.

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New Troopers Assigned to Southwest Arkansas

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Twenty four Arkansas State Trooper recruits graduated Thursday night (11-20-14) during ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. Two of the new troopers will be assigned in southwest Arkansas; Brent A. Walker, 29, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division for Troop G in Lafayette County and  Paul G. Robson, 31, will be assigned to Troop K and work in Pike County. Walker was also recognized for the second highest score in Firearms. The recruit candidates were assembled from a group of applicants already commissioned as local law enforcement officers employed at police and sheriff’s departments across the state. Average cumulative service among each of the recruits totaled seven years. The newly-minted troopers accumulated 786 hours of classroom studies and practical training. Because of previous training and commissions, the class used an accelerated curriculum with emphasis on State Police policy and procedures, with the recruits eligible for 25 college credit hours toward a Criminal Justice degree from Black River Technical College at Pocahontas. Governor Mike Beebe was the keynote speaker, Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, presented the commissions. Retired 14th Judicial District Judge Robert W. McCorkindale,II, of Boone County, administered the Oath of Commission. The new troopers will be placed with a certified department Field Training Officer for a transitional period prior to being released to their assignment.
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Two Arrested for Residential Burglary and Criminal Mischief 1st degree

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On November 18, 2014, Hempstead County Deputies arrested Lillie Nelson, 43, of Hope, and officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Jonleisha Nelson, 19, of Hope and charged them both with Residential Burglary and Criminal Mischief 1st degree. Jonleisha Nelson was also charged with the additional charges of Criminal Mischief 1st degree and Battery in the 2nd degree. The charges result from incidents which occurred on October 19, 2014, when officers responded to an apartment in the 1800 block of South Elm Street, in Hope, in reference to a physical altercation between Jonleisha Nelson and Jonathon Trotter. The altercation resulted in Trotter being cut with a knife and damaged done to Trotter’s personal property.  Trotter was later transported to WadleyHospital, in Hope. Jonleisha Nelson left the area prior to the arrival of officers, but returned approximately two hours later with Lillie Nelson, and entered Trotter’s residence without consent.   An occupant of the home awoke to find the two females inside the residence asking where Trotter was.   The two females then allegedly caused further damage to Trotter’s property and again left the area.  Both Jonleisha Nelson and Lillie Nelson were booked into the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance.

Historic Washington State Park named Region IV Park of the Year

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State and Regional State Parks officials joined the staff of Historic Washington State Park Friday to celebrate the park being named “Region IV State Park of the Year” for the 3rd year in a row. The staff gathered for a lunch catered by Amigo Juan’s. Special guests included state representative Brent Talley and Washington Mayor Paul Henley. 

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Sheriff Seeking Donations for Christmas at the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Amity

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For the third year in a row Sheriff James Singleton plans to make Christmas a little better for the girls at the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Amity. There are currently 6 girls at the Sheriff’s Ranch ranging in ages from 8 years old to 17 years old. Last year we raised over $1,400.00 in cash for gifts and food for the ranch plus donations of clothes for the girls. I hope to do much better this year. The Sheriff says his office is accepting donations of cash, can food, or new clothes from now until December 19th. The Sheriff plans to deliver the gifts on December 24th. 

Below are the ages and sizes of the girls at the ranch along with some items they would like to have for Christmas. If anyone can help make these girls Christmas a little better it would be very much appreciated.
Girl – Age 8, Shirt Size Kids Med, Pant size 7/8, Shoe Size Kids 3, Favorite Color Purple, Wish List A Barbie Doll, Glow in the Dark Diary, Art Supplies, Talking Pony, Any type big stuffed animal.
Girl – Age 12, Shirt Size Adult Med, Pants size Med, Shoe Size 8 ½, Favorite Color, light blue, Turquoise, Wish List, Jewelry, Sketch Book, Drawing Pad, Cloth Head Bands, Nail Polish, Head Phones, CD Player.
Girl – Age 14, Shirt Size, Adult Small, Pant Size 2-5, Shoe Size 7 ½, Favorite color Blue, WISH LIST, Sandals, Eye Liner, Leggings, Head Bands, Scarves, Denim Jean Jacket, Bear Claw Boots, loud Alarm Clock.
Girl – Age 14, Shirt Size Adult Med, Pants Size 3 Shoe Size 7 ½, Favorite Color Turquoise, WISH LIST, Make up bag, perfume, Candy, Nail Polish, Cloth Headbands, Headphones, Hoodie, Furry Boots.
Girl – Age 11, Shirt Size Med/Large, Pants size women’s 9, Shoe Size 9 ½ -10 Women’s, Favorite Color, Camo Green, WISH LIST, Coloring Books, Wall Stickers, Jewelry, Art Organizer, Camo Blanket, Camera, Ear Phones, Painting Stand, Any kind of DVD movie.
Girl – Age 17, Shirt Size Adult Small, Pants Size 3, Shoe Size 7 ½, Favorite Color Hot Pink. WISH LIST, Black Furry Boots, Loose side Shirts, Winter Hats, Earrings, Lip Gloss, Tote Bag, Cloth Headbands, ear warmers.
I would like to thank all who donated last year you truly made Christmas special for the girls that were at the ranch last year. Thank you and May God Bless and keep you.
To donate money please make your check out to Hempstead County Sheriff Christmas Ranch Fund. Mailing address is Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office P.O. Box 416 Hope, Arkansas 71801.
You may drop of any donations to the Sheriff’s Office Monday – Friday from 8am-4pm. Or you may call the Sheriff’s Office at 870-777-6727 and a Deputy will come pick up your Donation.

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