UACCH Award Recipients Recognized at ACC Conference held Oct 12-14

The Arkansas Community Colleges recently held an annual state-wide conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.  The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope was represented by faculty and staff who attended More »


Three Arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance

  On 23 October 2014, Inv. Gary Dorman was called by a concerned citizen who stated that a car pulled into the drive of their deer lease on Hempstead 15 in the More »


U of A Hope-Texarkana Shooting Sports Team Place 3rd at first Collegiate Shoot

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana Shooting Sports Team attended their first invitational collegiate trap shoot hosted by Lyons College in Batesville on October 18. The five member squad shot More »

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Angels Pageant at Rainbow of Challenges

Pictured are individuals and staff from Rainbow of Challenges who recently attended and participated in the annual South Arkansas Angels Pageant in El Dorado. The free pageant was held at Victory Church More »

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UACCH Fall Festival – Friday October 31 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope’s Student Clubs and Organizations will host the free U of A Hope Fall Festival on Friday, October 31 from 5:00p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at More »


UACCH Foundation has “Pulling” for Education Event at Grandview Shotgun Range

The UACCH Foundation had the 8th Annual Pulling for Education Trap Shoot at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Rick Evans Education and Conservation Center’s shotgun range Friday, October 17. Twenty teams More »


Hope City Board Tour of Facilities

The Hope City Board held their annual Tour of Facilities Wednesday October 22nd.  One of the stops was Legion Field at Fair Park.  Parks Director Paul Henley showed the board some of More »


BancorpSouth Hosts Chamber Coffee

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday October 22nd was hosted by BancorpSouth.  The bank always holds the Coffee at the bank and they staff enjoys visiting with their More »


Hope City Board Holds 2nd Meeting of October

The Hope City Board held their 2nd meeting of October on Tuesday (10-21) and immediately heard from Stacy Scroggins of Emrich & Scoggins CPA’s.  Scroggins said the audit was “clean”  and then More »


Prescott Chamber of Commerce Organizing Litter Pickup for November 1st, 2014

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Organizing Litter Pickup for November 1st, 2014 Volunteers needed to help keep Prescott and Nevada County beautiful. Prescott, AR (October 13th, 2014) – Volunteers are needed to participate More »

Hempstead County Farm Bureau Holds Annual Meeting

The Hempstead County Farm Bureau had their annual meeting Thursday (10-09) at Hempstead Hall.  Well over 400 people enjoyed a fish and chicken dinner catered by Amigo Juan.  In addition to honoring retiring board member Denny Dickinson, the Hempstead County and Southwest District Farm Family of the Year, the Warren and Becky Webster family of Columbus was honored.  Farm Bureau President Mark Lloyd conducted the meeting and Don Honea presented the slate of nominated board members.  The slate was approved.  They included Clay Antley, Steve Burke, Thomas Burke, William Byers, Matt Chambless, Steve Featherson, Glen Ford, Randy Hare, Don Honea, Barry Jackson, Steve Lance, Steve Lively, Mark Lloyd, Lynn Montgomery, Shane Plyler, Paul Poindexter, Ned Ray Purtle, Ron Self, Eric Fisher, Denver Ward, Bobby Webb, Paul Williams, Russell Womack, Caleb Plyler, Mark Lockhart, and Earnest Brown.  After some remarks from a representative from the state office the meeting adjourned following the winners of the door prizes.  Entertainment was provided by the Hempstead County Melody Boys.

U of A Hope offers Safe Sitter Training


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:

U of A Hope offers Extreme Marine Bootcamp


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.
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:

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


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 or contact Brent Talley at 870-722-8243.

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


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


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


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.

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