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Kiwanis Club Inducts New Officers and Board Members

Outgoing Kiwanis President Steve Buelow passes the gavel to incoming President Floyd Young at the Hope Kiwanis Club inducted new officers for the coming year at their meeting on Tuesday September 30th.  More »


Diane Westbrook Wins Brazzel Deer Stand in Fair Drawing

Brazzel Insurance had a booth at the recent Southwest District Fair and Livestock show to give away a two-main deer stand.  Charles Flowers and Ben Brazzel manned the booth and enjoyed talking More »


Possession of Controlled substance Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On September 9, 2014, at approximately 1:45 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Debra Cole, 40, of Rosston for Possession of Controlled substance Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana, and possession of More »


Juvenile Charged with Battery in 2nd Degree, Aggravated Residential Burglary, and Engaging in Violent Criminal Group Activity

On September 24, 2014 at approximately 130pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested a 14 year old male juvenile from Hope High School with a warrant, for an incident that occurred More »


Hope Lions Induct Two New Members

The Hope Lions Club welcomed two new members on Monday September 29th. 2nd Vice-District Governor John Collier inducted Lori Cox and James Zumwalt. Cox works for Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home and Zumwalt works More »


Hope Native Returns to Fill Assistant Director’s Position at UACCH Hempstead Hall

Hempstead Hall, on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, is pleased to welcome Hope native, Brad Rogers, as Assistant Director. Rogers brings to the position an extensive customer More »


Baker’s Easy Pay Destroyed in fire

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Ethan Bortnic Concert at Hempstead Hall

13 year old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick is shown during his concert at Hempstead Hall Monday (9-22).  Bortnick also requested a choir be comprised of local young people and they accompanied him More »


Santa Cop

The Hope Police Department is now accepting donations for our Santa Cop Program. Cash and checks will be accepted at our Records Office located at the Police Department, or by mail at More »

Warrant for Failure to Comply


On 9/23/14 Donald Nelson, 28 years old of Hope was arrested on a warrant for failure to comply out of Nevada County and the City of Prescott.

Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest


On 9/21/14 Billy Hopson, 55 years old of Prescott was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Possession of a Controlled Substance and for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


On September 20th 2014 Deputies were dispatched to Nevada 48 South in reference to a vehicle that was driving by a residence at a high rate of speed and giving hand jesters. Deputies were given a license plate number of 869-TFY. Deputy David Thomason located the vehicle bearing this license plate at the Red-Mart in Prescott making contact with the occupants. Deputy Pep Glenn arrived on scene making contact with the occupants. Deputy Glenn observed an odor known to him to be associated with Marijuana coming from one of the passengers identified as Hunter Ainsworth, 18 years old from Prescott. Deputy Glenn asked for consent to search the vehicle with consent being given. Deputy Glenn located a cigarette package that contained a rolled cigarette. This cigarette contained a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Hunter Ainsworth was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia and was transported to the Nevada County Detention facility.

Blevins Students Man Petting Zoo at Fair

While we were visiting the District Fair Thursday night we were asked to help publicize the petting zoo.  This year the petting zoo is manned by students from Blevins and underwritten by Farm Bureau.  We are happy to show you a couple of students from Blevins.  Here’s Katie Mazzia andd Isabella Capetillo showing us a couple of cute piglets.  Blevins Schools and Farm Bureau hope to team up again in the future to provide the petting zoo at the fair.

City of Hope Smoke Testing



Arkansas Rehabilitation Hosts Coffee in Honor of Freddie Smith’s Retirement

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday September 24th was hosted by Arkansas Rehabilitation in honor of the retirement of Freddie Smith. Smith is retiring after 37 years. Smith will continue his work as a minister. Pictured is Helen Byers, UACCH Chancellor Chris Thomason, Teddy Hays, Linda Smith, Freddie Smith, Lavennier Ferguson, and Debra Ganter.

District Fair Parade Results and Queens Winners


The Southwest District Fair Parade was held Tuesday (9-23) in downtown Hope…dozens of entries delighted the spectators along the way and also delighted the judges as well.  In the Queens division, 1st place went to the Nevada County Fair Queens with 2nd going to Little Miss Sevier County Myleigh Marshall and Miss Sevier County Marley McLellan.  3rd place went to Jr. Miss Relay for Life Natlie Hood.  In the Junior division 1st place went to Spring Hill Mr. & Mrs., 2nd place went to Garrett Memorial Christian School “Saints On Broadway”, and 3rd place went to Spring Hill Homecoming.  In the Open division 1st place went to the Red Hat Ladies “Melon Madhatters”.  2nd place sent to Boy Scout Troop 5, and 3rd place went to the Washington Vintage Dancers.

There’s a new Miss Southwest District Fair.  She is Lauren Kidd from Hempstead County.  1st Runner Up was Sarah Elizabeth Clayton from Columbia County and 2nd runner up was Brianna Porchia from Clark County.  In the Junior Miss Competition 1st place went to Caitlyn Light from Hempstead County.  1st Runner Up was Alixandra Ayers from Pike County and 2nd Runner Up was Regan Hammonds from Saline County.  In the Little Miss competition 1st place went to Torie Suzanne Beason from Little River County.  1st Runner Up was Kerbie Anderson from Pike County, and 2nd Runner Up went to Presley Bennett from Saline County.  In talent, 1st place went to Pike County, 2nd place to Miller County, and 3rd to Nevada County.

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