HopePrescott.com http://www.hopeprescott.com HopePrescott.com - News for Hope and Prescott, Arkansas Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:04:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.16 State Archives Launches Japanese American Internment Camp Display http://www.hopeprescott.com/state-archives-launches-japanese-american-internment-camp-display/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/state-archives-launches-japanese-american-internment-camp-display/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:04:25 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93624 LITTLE ROCK – On February 19th, the Arkansas State Archives is launching an online digital collection of materials related to Japanese American internment camps in Arkansas, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced this week. The launch coincides with the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal of people of Japanese ancestry from the west coast in February 1942 and led to the creation of internment camps across the interior of the country during World War II.

The collection, “You Fought Prejudice and Won: Japanese Internment Camps In Arkansas,” contains over 750 documents and images from the State Archives, relating to the Rohwer and Jerome Relocation Centers in the Arkansas Delta. The camps housed approximately 16,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens between 1942 and 1945. Materials on the online collection include photographs, letters, official documents, newspaper articles, personnel narratives and artwork from internees and camp officials.

These materials were digitized as the second phase of a larger collaborative project, funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service. The collaborative project, “Rohwer Reconstructed,” directed by the Center For Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, will feature materials from multiple Arkansas archival repositories, as well as 2D maps and a 3D reconstruction of the camp. Phase one of the Rowher Reconstructed project is slated for completion in March 2017, with phase two materials to be added over the course of the following year. The entire project is slated for completion in September 2018.

Dr. Lisa Speer, state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives, says of the digital project, “This project to create greater public awareness of the plight of Japanese Americans and Japsnses-born immigrants in the U.S. during the Second World War is critical to helping us understand the experience of those who suddenly find themselves under suspension by the country they have chosen to call home.” “Hopefully, the digital collection has lessons we can learn from the past and apply to the future,” Speer noted.

“You Fought Prejudices and Won: Japanese American Internment Camps In Arkansas,” is the 20th online collection created by the Arkansas State Archives since the launch of its digital collections website, the Arkansas Digital Ark-ives in 2014. This collection joins others on the site relating to World War I, the Arkansas Territory and the Civil War.

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Local Group Establishes Fund To Aid Peru Flood Victims http://www.hopeprescott.com/local-group-establishes-fund-to-aid-peru-flood-victims/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/local-group-establishes-fund-to-aid-peru-flood-victims/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:39:29 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93621 HOPE – A local group has established a fund to aid victims of the widespread flooding in Peru that has taken place this year.

The flooding has impacted over 100,000 people, according to Bob Williford, who pastored in Peru for over a decade and continues to maintain relationships in the poverty-striken South American country. A church where Williford preached was directly affected by the flooding and he knows that the victims had little to begin with and now must start over again without help from anyone.

The group, from Hope’s First Baptist Church, consists of Williford, J.W. Rowe, Judy Mullins and Susan O’Bryant, have established an account at BanCorp South, called Peru Flood Relief Fund and are asking for the public’s help.

Any size donation is welcomed. Please keep in mind that those affected didn’t have much to begin with and have nothing now.

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Hope Police Department Blotter 2/17/17 http://www.hopeprescott.com/hope-police-department-blotter-21717/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/hope-police-department-blotter-21717/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:04:16 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93611 HOPE -

WARRANTS SERVED:

2/13/17

Sarah Bass, 30, Fulton, AR     Failure To Appear

Angela Minnifield, 38, Hope, AR     Failure To Comply

Brittni Barr, 23, Emmet, AR     Failure To Appear

Nayelli Garcia, 28, Nashville, AR     Failure To Comply

Antoine Easter, 30, Lewisville, AR     Failure To Appear

Lindsey Cornelius, 33, Little Rock, AR     Failure To Comply

Sherrie Purifoy, 41, Hope, AR     Foreign Warrant

ACCIDENTS:

2/13/17

1247 hours in the 800 block of South Main St. 2 vehicle (Family Dollar) (Private Property)

2/14/17

1711 hours in the 1000 block of South Main St. 2 vehicles

2/15/17

0937 hours in the 500 block of East Third St. 1 vehicle (Our Lady of Good Hope Church) (Private Property)

2/16/17

0921 hours in the 300 block of West 23rd St. 2 vehicles (Canyon Creek Apts.) (Private Property)

INCIDENTS:

2/14/17

0130 hours in the 1900 block of East Hempstead Street

S – Juvenile, male, 16, Hope, AR

The juvenile was charged with curfew violations and served with a foreign warrant.

1311 hours in the 2400 block of North Hervey (Wal-Mart)

S – Demetri Walton, 21, of Texarkana, AR

Mr. Walton was arrested and charged with Theft of Property, Criminal Trespass, Fleeing On Foot and Carrying a Weapon.

2/16/17

0930 hours in the 900 block of Henry C. Yerger Street (Yerger Terrace)

S – Brandon Jenkins, 23, of Texarkana, AR

Mr. Jenkins was arrested and charged with Fleeing On Foot, Failure To Comply, and served with a foreign warrant.

1600 hours in the 2400 block of North Hervey (Wal-Mart)

S – Daryl Thomas, 30, Hope, AR

S – Crystal Jones, 32, Hope, AR

Mr. Thomas and Ms. Jones were each arrested and charged with Theft Of Property.

OTHER:

2/13/17

S – Adante Patrick, 35, Hope, AR

Mr. Patrick was charged with Domestic Battery In the 3rd Degree. The original incident occurred January 12, 2017 in the 300 block of North McCrae Street at 06:30 hours. Mr. Patrick was also served with a Failure To Comply warrant.

2/16/17

S – Jackie Conway, 40, Hope, AR

Mr. Conway was charged with Domestic Battery In the 3rd Degree. The original incident occurred on September 22, 2016 in the 900 block of Notth Sherman Street at 2315 hours.

S – Brandon Jenkins, 23, Texarkana, AR

Mr. Jenkins was charged with Domestic Battery In the 3rd Degree. The original incident occurred on January 18, 2017 in the 900 block of Henry C. Yerger Street (Yerger Terrace) at 1353 hours.

 

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Hope Livestock Report 2/16/17 http://www.hopeprescott.com/hope-livestock-report-21617/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/hope-livestock-report-21617/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:30:27 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93605 imageFor Thursday, February 16

Cattle Receipts:  879     Last Week:  884     Last year: 790

Compared to last week:  Feeder steers were unevenly stead except 300 – 350 lbs. were 10.00 higher. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs. steady, over 500 lbs. steady to 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 – 3.00 higher. Supply included 553 feeder calves; 220 yearlings; 19 replacement cows; 16 slaughter Bulls. Feeder supply consisted of 40 percent English and English crosses; 38 percent Exotic and Exotic crosses; 22 percent Brahmin and Brahmin crosses. Feeder supply included 65 percent steers and bulls; 35 percent heifers. Prices foilow with weighted average price in parentheses.

Please Note:

The below USDA LPGMN price report is reflective of the majority classes and grades of livestock offered for sale. There may be instances where some sales do not fit within reporting guidelines and therefore will not be included in the report. Prices are reported on a cwt basis, unless otherwise noted.

FEEDER STEERS

Head/Wt Range/Avg Wt/Price Range/Avg Prc.

23   300 – 345   315   $165 – 190    $175.42

19    350 – 386   363  $160 – 180   $167.62

20   400 – 445   421  $160 – 170    $164.48

22   450 – 495   468  $160 – 165    $155.54

26   500 – 545   521  $135 – 155     $145.17

11    550 – 590   564  $130 – 145   $137.96

11   600 – 645   623  $125 – 130   $128.10

9    650 – 695   664  $123 – 127    $125.22

13   700 – 745   711   $120 – 125   $121.09

2   775 – 795     785   $120 – 125   $122.47

MEDIUM & LARGE 1

11  300 – 345   325  $130 – 150   $140.68

6   355 – 390   373   $130 – 140   $134.18

9   405 – 440   423   $130 – 140  $133.29

7   460 – 485   469   $125 – 130  $130.18

2   515 – 529    518   $120 – 125   $123.49

MEDIUM & LARGE 2

11  300 – 345   325  $120 – 150   $140.68

6   355 – 390   373   $130 – 140   $134.18

9   405 – 440   423  $130 – 140   $133.29

7   460 – 485   460  $125 – 135   $130.18

2   515 – 520   518   $120 – 125   $122.49

FEEDER HEIFERS

Medium & Large 1

11   300 -345  326   $150 – 160   $153.46

10  350 – 395  377   $145 – 150   $149.94

18  400 – 445  417   $140 – 148   $142.80

13  450 – 490  472   $130 – 145   $136.43

15  500 – 545   518   $123 – 138   $128.63

8   555 – 585    571   $120 – 125   $121.48

20 600 – 640  616   $115 – 122    $117.01

9   670 – 680   679   $115 – 117    $115.22

Medium & Large 2

12  300 – 345   320  $125 – 135   $153.46

15   350 – 395   376  $120 – 133   $130.36

13   400 – 440   418  $120 – 127   $122.76

4    465 – 495   478  $115 – 120   $117.46

2    500 – 540   520 $110 – 115   $112.60

FEEDER BULLS

Medium & Large 1

6   455 – 495    478  $135 – 145  $133.99

10 500 – 545   521  $123 – 133  $126.88

5   565 – 590   576  $118 – 125  $121.00

2   615 – 635   625  $115            $115.00

6   650 – 695  670  $112 – 117   $114.65

3   700 – 720  712   $110 – 112  $111.34

2   775 – 785   780  $105 – 107 $106.01

REPLACEMENT COWS

(Pre-tested for bangs, pregnancy and age)

Medium & Large 1-2

Age        Weight        Months Bred        Price

2-6 yrs.   950-1279   2nd & 3rd stage   $95 – 120

7-10 yrs.   900-1175   2nd & 3rd stage  $70 – 80

3-5 yrs.   800- 1000 open grazing cows  $86-112

COW-CALF PAIRS

Medium & Large 1 & 2

Age         Cow Wt.     Calf Wt.      Price

2-6 yrs.  900-1200  100-200    $1350-1725/pr

7-10 yrs  900 – 1175  100-200   $950-1150/pr

Slaughter Cows

%Lean      Weight     Avg. Dress   High Dress

Breakers  75-80%   $1200-1850  $52-54.50

Boners    80-85%    $950-1300    $53-62 (Low Dress $44-50)

Lean    85-90%    $900-1109    $46-53.09

Light    85-92%    $799-950     $37-44.00

SLAUGHTER BULLS

Weight     Avg. Dress     High Dress   Low Dress

Y.G. 1-2     $1000-2100   $75-85.00   $60-69.00

Source: AR Dept. of Ag – USDA Market News Service, Little Rock, AR

Jeff Milam, 501-671-2200

 

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare in the Park returns to Washington http://www.hopeprescott.com/shakespeare-in-the-park-returns-to-washington/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/shakespeare-in-the-park-returns-to-washington/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:08:37 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93606 RomeoJuliet1

 

WASHINGTON – Shakespeare in the Park returns to Old Washington State park with two plays, “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”.
Performances will be March 3-4, at the 1940 WPA gym from 7:30 pm –10 pm.
Enjoy two evening performances by the American Shakespeare Center 2016/17 Hungry Hearts Tour of Williams Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at Historic Washington State Park. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in the 1940 WPA Gym. Doors open at 7 p.m. On Friday, March 3, the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet will be performed. On Saturday, March 4, the comedy The Two Gentleman of Verona will be performed.
Four afternoon workshops on Saturday, March 4, led by the American Shakespeare Troupe, will be provided covering topics of how to perform Shakespeare on the modern stage. They are: Staging Shakespeare @ 11 a.m.; Art of Disguise in Shakespeare @ 1 p.m.; Variations of Romeo and Juliet @ 2:30 p.m.; and Stage Combat @ 4 p.m. Workshop admission is $5 per person for ages 14 and older.
The American Shakespeare Center brings a unique performance style, blending Shakespeare’s stage craft with modern sensibility. The company uses Shakespeare’s staging conditions including universal lighting, minimal sets, doubling, cross-gender casting, and music. In Shakespeare’s day, the company couldn’t turn the lights out on the audience; actors and audience shared the same light. Leaving the lights on allows for a type of audience contact rarely seen in modern day theatre. Audience members share directly in the action onstage as they become citizens of Verona in Romeo and Juliet, and Milan in The Two Gentleman of Verona. The Two Gentleman of Verona also features man’s best friend, as a dog from a local shelter stars as Crab, canine companion to Proteus’s witty servant, Launce. The American Shakespeare Center has partnered with Historic Washington State Park and a local shelter to help Crab, and others like him, find their forever homes.
Since 1988, the American Shakespeare Center has toured the country with shows incorporating Shakespeare’s staging conditions. Based out of Staunton, VA, the company mission is to recover the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. The organization can be found online at www.americanshakespearecenter.com.
Tickets for the performances are $10 adult and $5 for children ages 6-12. Call 870-983-2684 to reserve tickets. Tickets may be picked up at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center. Event doors open at 7 p.m. Williams Tavern Restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. before the performance begins. Support for Shakespeare in the Park is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Historic Washington State Park, a restoration village preserving one of Arkansas’ most prominent 19th century towns, is located on US 278 nine miles north of Hope and can be reached by taking Exit 30 off Interstate 30. For more information visit www.HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call (870)983-2684.

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Troy Ray Hollis http://www.hopeprescott.com/troy-ray-hollis/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/troy-ray-hollis/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:48:11 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93603 Troy Ray Hollis, age 73 of Hope passed away February 16, 2017 in Texarkana.

Troy was born on August 13, 1943 in Hope to Verdo and Helen Hollis. On August 23, 1963, he married his wife of 53 years, Patsy Smith Hollis. Troy was well known as a Volkswagen mechanic. He was also a lifelong farmer, who enjoyed his family, fishing, hunting and reading. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Troy is preceded in death by his parents and sister Sherry White.

Troy is survived by his wife, Pat; three daughters: Devin Sherrill and husband Russ of Benton, AR; Tammy O’Neill and husband Scott of San Antonio, Texas; and Becky Roberts and husband Eric of Mayflower, AR; seven grandchildren Madden, Parker and Micah Sherrill; Cullen and Laidan O’Neill; and Nathan and Abby Roberts; and two great grandchildren, Dakota and Karson Hall.

Pall bears are grandsons Parker Sherrill, Nathan Roberts and Cullen O’Neill; and sons-in-law Russ Sherrill, Eric Roberts and Scott O’Neill.

Visitation is from 1:00 pm -2:00 pm at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home on Saturday, February 18 followed by graveside services at 2:30 pm at New Hope Cemetery (Patmos).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 412 Bill Clinton Drive, Hope, Arkansas, 71801.

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Hope Rotary Club Holds Educator Of The Year Award Dinner http://www.hopeprescott.com/hope-rotary-club-holds-educator-of-the-year-award-dinner/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/hope-rotary-club-holds-educator-of-the-year-award-dinner/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:50:06 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93594 image image image image image image

HOPE – The Hope Rotary Club held their annual Educator of the Year dinner Thursday, February 16th, at Hempstead Hall.

Hope Public Schools Superintendent Bobby Hart was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow designation, Music teacher Sandra Jones was named Elementary Teacher of the Year and Coach Susan Powers was named Secondary Teacher of the Year.

The night’s speaker was Johnny Key, State Education Commissioner, who spoke about the State’s programs to obtain more qualified teachers into the schools.image

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Triple Trophy Award Available To Deer Hunters http://www.hopeprescott.com/triple-trophy-award-available-to-deer-hunters/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/triple-trophy-award-available-to-deer-hunters/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:27:09 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93589 LITTLE ROCK – Deer season may be winding down, but there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Applications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may be submitted online by April 10th, 2017.

Hunters who qualify for the Triple Trophy Award must, within a single annual deer season, take at least one deer by each of the three legal hunting methods – modern firearms, muzzleloading rifle or pistol, and archery/crossbow tackle. Qualifying hunters receive certificates suitable for framing and a patch to place on their hunting vest or jacket.

The program began in the mid-1980s to encourage primitive weapon hunting. It was intended to accomplish two things – to increase the harvest of antlerless deer, and to spread out hunting pressure and reduce crowding during modern gun season.

In addition to more liberal seasons, hunting using archery tackle and muzzleloader safe more apt to harvest antlerless deer because of the increased difficulty of using those weapons.

Protecting does was essential decades ago, while managers were trying to increase the total number of deer in the state. Now that deer are plentiful, the management goal must shift to keeping the herd at healthy levels for the habitat available.

Applications are available from the AGFC, 501-223-6351, or online at www.agfc.com.image

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Butterfly Gardening Class Tuesday In Prescott http://www.hopeprescott.com/butterfly-gardening-class-tuesday-in-prescott/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/butterfly-gardening-class-tuesday-in-prescott/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:52:41 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93584 PRESCOTT – The Nevada County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a Butterfly Gardening Class to be conducted by Ms. Kitty Sanders of Fayetteville, AR at the Prescott Nevada Countg Library on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm.

Ms. Sanders is a member of the Washington County Master Gardeners and a volunteer at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks where she was instrumental in the creation of the Butterfly House,

Sanders will cover butterfly gardening in Southwest Arkansas, plant selections that attract butterflies and “How To Become A Monarch Nanny”. There is no charge for this class.

If you have questions considering the opportunity, please contact Claudette Harris at claudetteharris@centurylink.net or call 870-403-4121.
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Reception Slated For Ramsey, Walker http://www.hopeprescott.com/reception-slated-for-ramsey-walker/ http://www.hopeprescott.com/reception-slated-for-ramsey-walker/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:17:03 +0000 http://www.hopeprescott.com/?p=93580 HOPE – A public reception for Mayor Dennis Ramsey and Director Willie Walker will be held Tuesday, February 21st, between 4:00 and 6:00pm at City Hall, 206 West Avenue C.

Come and give your best wishes to these two wonderful public servants!image

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