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Cruelty to Animals and five counts of Permitting Livestock to run at Large

On April 13, 2014, Deputies were called to the Blevins area near Hempstead 231 & 47 13, in reference to several horses running at large and sometimes being on Highway 29 North More »


Chamber Coffee Hosted by Arkansas Drug Court and Hope Farmer’s Market

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday April 16th was hosted by the Hope Farmers Market and Arkansas Drug Court.  The two entities have worked together on the annual More »


New Deputy Hempstead County Sheriff Office

Sheriff welcomes new Deputy, Deputy Orlando Dennis, recently joined 70 other Law Enforcement Officers from across the state as they Graduated from Class 2014 – A, of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training More »


Hope City Board Holds Second Meeting of April

The Hope City Board kicked off their second April meeting Tuesday (4-15) by discussing the rezoning of some land at 1005 West 5th.  Francisco Salazar and the Iglesia Fuente de Aqua Viva More »

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Domestic Battery 3rd Degree and Aggravated Assault

On Sunday April 13, 2014 at approximately 5:00 pm Deputies   were dispatched to 526 Hempstead 11 in reference to aggravated assault. Dispatch advised that William Burkhalter called and said that his girlfriend, More »

Lady Cats Take 2 of 3 at Debra McMasters Tournament

The Hope High Lady Cats won two out of three games they played this past weekend in the Debra McMaster Memorial Invitational Softball Tournament in Hope.  Coach Mike Godwin notes Hope started off with a win over Dover bya  score of 6 to 4.  Haylee Lewis allowed 3 hits, had 3 strike outs and 3 walks.  Kedriel Green had 2 singles and 1 R.B.I., Oshiana Pree had 2 singles, Sarah Grace Brown had a double and one R.B.I., Quiana Key had a single and 1 R.B.I., Racie Poindexter had a single and an R.B.I., Haylee Lewis, Destiny Martin and Tatyana Smith each singled.  The second game the Lady Cats lost to Dierks 11 to 5.  Haylee Lewis allowed 6 hits, 5 walks, and 4 strike-outs on the mound.   Quiana Key had a double and a single, Haylee Lewis had 2 singles, Oshiana Pree, Destiny Martin, and Peyton Belasco each had a single.  The final game was a 17 to 3 victory over Murfreesboro. Racie Poindexter was the winning pitcher with 3 strike outs, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks.  Destiny Martin had a double, 2 singles, 3 R.B.I.’s.  Quiana Key and Oshiana Pree each had 2 singles and 2 R.B.I.’s.  Racie Poindexter had 2 singles and 1 R.B.I.  Haylee Lewis had a double and a single, Kedriel Green had a single and 2 R.B.I.’s.   The Lady Cats are off this week for spring break and will play next in Hope against Magnolia at 5pm April 1st.


Spring Hill Store Burns

Firemen from Spring Hill and Patmos responded to a fire at the Spring Hill store Sunday around 9am.   Firemen were on the scene about and hour and a half.  The fire appeared to have been started by a soft drink box and got into the ceiling before firemen brought it under control .  The store suffheavy smoke and water damage.  There were no injuries reported.

Curtis Coleman Addresses Town Hall Party at Klipsch City Hall Auditorium


The “Hope for America” Tea Party, the Hempstead County Republican Party, and the Little River Patriots hosted a town hall meeting Friday (3-21) at the Klipsch City Hall Auditorium .  A variety of gubernatorial candidates were invited with only Republican Curtis Coleman accepting the invitation.  Coleman called himself a “Constityuutional Conservatative Republican Candidate” and noted he was not the “establishment” candidate.  He noted he has 58 functioning candidate committees in the 75 counties statewide.  He noted he was not a professional politican nor even a lawyer (a statement which drew applause).  Coleman spoke about his background as a business owner and noted none of his competitors has hurt his company as badly as his own government which is one of the reasons he is running for governor.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Battle of Prairie DeAnn Reenactment


On April 12, 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm Commencement Ceremony at 1 pm, Reenactment Begins at 1:30. Nevada Co. Road 30 Prescott, AR71857

Join us Saturday, April 12th to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War here in Arkansas at the Battle of Prairie DeAnn Reenactment. Spectators will relax safely a short distance away and experience what may be one of the most historically accurate reenactments this state has ever seen, including cavalry soldiers. Visitors are encouraged to dress in period clothing like event personnel. Come see this pivotal historic event unfold before your eyes! Adults – $20, Children – $10, $5 more at gate. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit us online at: or 

Lady Cats Beat Hot Springs Lakeside in First Conference Home Game

The Hope High Lady Cats had a big conference victory Thursday (3-20) defeating Hot Springs Lakeside 3 to 2 in an extra inning.  Coach Mike Godwin has the details.  He notes Haylee Lewis was the winning pitcher going all 8 innings on the mound.  She gave up 3 hits and 3 walks and had 3 strike-outs.  Oshiana Pree had a double and a single.  Haylee Lewis and Savannah Voss each had a double.  Sarah Grace Brown brought in the game-winning run.  The Lady Cats will play Dover today (Friday March 21)  in Hope at the Spring Hill sponsored Debra McMasters Memorial Tournament.

SWADC Center Center Hears Program from Sue Atchley of Heather Manor


Sue Atchley of Heather Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation gave the Southwest Arkansas Development Council Senior Citizens Center a program on Thursday March 20th.  Atchley explained many of the services offered by Heather Manor.  While she offered information on the long-term residential services, she also offered information on the many types of rehabilitation offered at the facility.  Many of these rehab patients are able to return home to their regular activites.  Following her upbeat talk Sue distributed muffins to all present as they waited for Amy Sweat and her staff to serve lunch.  100_3500

UACCH held Spring Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, March 19th


The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Spring Scholarship Recognition Ceremony was held Wednesday, March 19, at 12:30p.m. in the Blevins Suite of Hempstead Hall.  Over $11,000 in scholarships were awarded to student recipients who had the opportunity to visit with and personally thank donors for funding their scholarships.  Vice-Chancellor for Student Services, Bobby James addressed the crowd of 75, sharing his thoughts about the difference scholarships make in the lives of students.  The UACCH Foundation, which is supported by individual donors and community fundraisers, is committed to helping students overcome barriers to higher education. For more information and a complete list of scholarships, visit the college website at  


Pictured: Jennifer Harland with AEP-SWEPCO pictured with Janice Hardiman the recipient of the AEP-SWEPCO Nontraditional scholarship, and Chancellor Chris Thomason.  

UACCH Receives $48,735 Grant from Blue & You Foundation

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation has received a $48,735 grant from the Blue and You Foundation to fund the Project New Life Expansion project.  This project seeks to increase hands-on pediatric experiences and cardiac knowledge for over 100 Health Care Professional Students in over 13 counties.  The funds will purchase a pediatric manikin simulator as well as make updates to the existing Noelle simulator. UACCH Practical Nursing Program Director, Cyndi Graham said, “The best experience one can gain from an education is that of hands-on experience necessary to make critical decisions.  The equipment and tools this grant will provide for the nursing, paramedic, and other healthcare programs on campus is crucial to the amplitude of the education that UACCH is able to provide.” The UACCH Simulation Lab has become a major element of the curriculum that has been built into the LPN, RN, and the Paramedic programs.  This simulation lab plays a key role in helping UACCH maximize the number of students we can train each semester with the added benefit of being able to expand scenarios students are exposed to through simulation. The college certainly appreciates being awarded this grant from the Blue and You Foundation.  For more information about the simulation lab visit the college website at

Pictured left to right:  UACCH Chancellor Chris Thomason, Blue and You Foundation representative, Ashley Walker, UACCH Dean of Health Professions, Laura Clark, and UACCH Director of Practical Nursing Cyndi Graham.   

Two UACCH Students Named Firestone Scholars

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The Nevada County Single Parent Scholarship Fund received a generous donation from the Firestone Building Products, Prescott Complex to assist single parents with scholarships for the Spring semester. Patricia Cole and LaShondra Scott were awarded the Nevada County Single Parent Scholarship this Spring and named Firestone Scholars.  Patricia Cole is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in early Early Childhood Education on the Hope campus through a partnership with Southern Arkansas University and LaShondra Scott is working on her Associates Degree at UACCH.  The Summer 2014 Application is now open for Nevada County Single Parent residents who would like to apply.  The deadline to apply for the scholarship is June 30.  To apply go to  or contact Renee Boeckman at (870)887-1430 for more information.  

Pictured are: LaShondra Scott being presented Firestone Scholar Scholarship by Lekiesa Muldrow and above right is Patricia Cole accepting Firestone Scholar Scholarship from Lekiesa Muldrow. Both ladies are students at UACCH and received these scholarships through the Nevada County Single Parent Scholarship Fund.   

Hope Junior Auxiliary Hosts Chamber Coffee


The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday March 19th was hosted by the Hope Junior Auxiliary. Pictured is Monica Johnson, Jessica Griffin, Mandy Pauley, President Priscilla Rushing, Corresponding Secretary Allie Porter, and Jennifer Smith.

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