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“Maleficcent” on The Big Screen at Hempstead Hall Saturday October 18th

Brad Rogers from Hempstead Hall stopped by the Chamber to remind everyone about movie night Saturday October 18th at Hempstead Hall. On the big screen will be Disney’s “Maleficent” with Angelina Jolie. More »

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Georgia-Pacific Announces Expansion in Gurdon

Georgia-Pacific Thursday announced plans to invest $37 million dollars at its Gurdon lumber operations to expand the production capacity of the lumber mill by approximately 60 percent. Improvements at the lumber mill More »

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On 10-13-14, Deputy Jerry Crider was dispatched in reference to an assault that had already occurred. Upon arrival, he met with 70 year old Margaret Boon. Who stated that her son, Roger More »

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Family Medicine Specialists Holds Ribbon-Cutting and Coffee

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting and Community Coffee for Family Medicine Specialists, a new clinic at 302 Bill Clinton Drive in Hope on Wednesday October 15th. The clinic More »

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Hope Kiwanis Club Hear About Arkansas Drug Court

The Hope Kiwanis Club heard a program about Arkansas Drug Court on Tuesday October 14th. Teresa Pribilski and Probation Officer Randy Hainen came to the club. Pribiliski talked about how the Drug More »

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Hope Police Department Introduces “Beard Tax”

The Hope Police Department has taken it upon themselves to introduce a “Beard Tax” for their personnel. For the month of November, any police personnel who wishes to have facial hair, must More »

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Local Woman Crowned Mrs. Arkansas State Fair Queen

Vanessa Simmons was crowned Mrs. Arkansas State Fair Queen Saturday, Oct 11th. She’s married to Blake Simmons and the mom of Olivia Simmons.  The Simmons live in Emmet. More »

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Hempstead County Struggles to Balance Unpaid Invoices with Local Responsibility to Protect and Serve

        “Hempstead County is currently owed $117,825.00 for housing state inmates since July. This is the time of year we start planning for the next budget cycle. This is unacceptable, More »

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Hope Woman Involved in Fatal Wreck

A Hot Springs man is dead and a Hope woman injured in a 3-vehicle accident Friday evening on Highway 7 north of Bismarck in Hot Spring County.  According to the report by More »

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Forgery in the 2nd Degree

On October 8, 2014, at approximately 5:30 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Betty Hendrix Smith, 37, of Prescott, for Forgery 2nd degree.  Smith allegedly entered a business in the More »

U of A Hope offers Safe Sitter Training

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is pleased to offer Safe Sitter training for those interested in watching children for a job or to assist parents with tending younger siblings. 

At Safe Sitter training students learn how to:

  • Rescue a choking child or infant— plus ways to prevent choking in the first place.
  • Evaluate an injury to determine how to handle it—-including how to get help.
  • Prevent problem behavior plus how to manage problem behavior situations.
  • Keep themselves safe in threatening situations— from power failures to prowlers.
  • Care for a child’s basic needs including feeding, entertaining, and toileting.
  • Establish their own babysitting business.

This training will be offered at U of A Hope Campus on Friday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30p.m. The cost for the training is $50 and partial scholarships are available.

New classes will be added monthly, or every other month, based on enrollment numbers. For more information or to enroll in this important training, please call Nancy Kenworthy for more information: 870-722-8102. You may register online at the following website: https://www.uacch.edu/?page_id=2468

U of A Hope offers Extreme Marine Bootcamp

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is offering two sections of Extreme Marine Boot Camp this fall for community members who are interested in improving their physical fitness. Extreme Marine is a comprehensive physical fitness program that combines actual Marine Corps boot camp physical fitness (PT) training (push-ups, pull-ups, running, sit-ups, etc.) along with extreme strength training with free weights to make you sweat. Class Instructor, Bess Williams, also integrates cardiovascular exercises with other “extreme” Marine Corps drills to help participants to maximize the benefits of the 4 week training program. See the website below for more information about the instructor, Retired Marine Bess Gamble Williams, as well as general details about her bootcamps. She is offering the program here at U of A Hope-Texarkana for a discounted price! Students should bring a mat and leg weights.http://bootcampbess.com/index.html
Dates/times:
Section 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 14-November 6 (twice a week for 4 weeks)
Time: 6-7pm Class Fee: $80 Class Location: Purtle Meeting Rooms-2nd Floor of Student Center
Section 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 11-December 11 (twice a week for 4 weeks-no classes the week of Thanksgiving)
Time: 6-7pm Class Fee: $80 Class Location: Purtle Meeting Rooms-2nd Floor of Student Center
Instructor: Bess Gamble Williams, AKA “Bootcamp Bess”
For more information or to register for the class, call Nancy Kenworthy at 870-722-8102 to register, or fill out the registration form HERE: https://www.uacch.edu/?page_id=2468

UACCH to hold 8th Annual “Pulling” for Education Trap Shoot Friday, Oct 17th

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation is looking forward to the 8th Annual “Pulling” For Education Trap Shoot Friday, October 17, at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus, Arkansas. The annual event is hosted this year by Senator Larry Teague and Representative Brent Talley. The UACCH Foundation is taking registration forms for three-person teams to compete in the trap shooting competition. The contestants will be competing for trophies and, of course, bragging rights for their displayed shooting skills. The event is sponsored by AEP SWEPCO, Arkansas Farm Bureau, and Southwestern Energy Company. A lunch is provided for the competitors courtesy of Farm Credit Services. The competition will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 17th. Registration is $300 per competing team. A live auction benefiting the UACCH Foundation will be held during lunch.
The auction will feature:
4 gallon Cajun Fryer donated by B &R Builders
Boss Buck Deer Feeder courtesy Farm Credit Services
Masterbuilt Electric Smoker from Gander Mountain
LED Light Set donated by Rothwell Marine
Lodge Dutch Oven Kit donated by Lagrone Williams
Case Trapper Folding Knife donated by Bob Erwin
3 Bricks of 22 Shells from Townsend Outdoors and Gander Mountain
Go Pro Camera from Verizon
Eyecon Trail Camera donated by Townsend Outdoors
Electric Leaf Blower donated by Sears
Minimax Big Green Egg from Backyard Pools and Spas
and other very nice items.
Each of a team’s three members will shoot 50 rounds in the trap shoot competition. Awards will be presented in two flights. Ammunition is provided by event sponsors Arkansas Farm Bureau and Southwestern Energy Company. Proceeds from the event will benefit the new U of A Hope –Texarkana Shooting Sports Club. For more information or to register for the trap shoot, visit the College website at www.uacch.edu or contact Brent Talley at 870-722-8243.

Hope Water & Light Hosts Chamber Coffee in Honor of Public Power Week

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The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday October 8th was hosted by Hope Water and Light in honor of Public Power Week. Pictured is Jerry Pruden, Dr. Lester Sitzes III, Judy Davis, Steve Saum, Charlotte Bradley, Russell Cornelius, David Fincher, Les Patterson, Jodi Perkins, and Shannon Rose. The Coffee was catered by Sheba’s Family Restaurant.

Senator Pryor’s Mobile Office will Visit Hope

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Senator Pryor’s mobile office will be in Hope today, Wednesday October 8th, from 3 pm to 4 pm to assist residents who need help with such entities as the Veterans Administration, Social Security, and other federal services. The mobile office will be at Hope City Hall at 206 West Avenue A.

City Board Meets but Doesn’t Have Quorum

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The Hope City Board met Tuesday (10-7) for their first meeting of October but couldn’t consider two scheduled ordinances due to a lack of a quorum. Mayor Dennis Ramsey noted the storm has resulted in about 1300 cubic yards of material that will need to be cleaned up. The Mayor said city crews will pick this up although he asked for patience from those who will be putting this refuse out for city crews. The Mayor also noted the city wide clean up that was scheduled for last Saturday has been postponed and another date for it will be announced. He noted city crews will also get to the rubbish which had been put out for city crews in anticipation of the city wide clean up. The Mayor also thanked all the city employees who turned out to help in the aftermath of the storms.

Rainbow of Challenges 2014 Fishing Derby

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Pictured are the smiling faces of Rainbow of Challenges individuals and students from the Spring Hill High School FCCLA group as they pose with their prized catches during the annual ROC Fishing Derby held at the Hope Fair Park. Special thanks go to the Fair Park staff and volunteers, Spring Hill High School FCCLA, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Super 1 Foods, Save A Lot Grocery, and Wal Mart in helping make the event a success.
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