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Garrett holds History Fair

Posted on Apr 26th, 2015

HOPE - The Garrett Memorial Christian School recently conducted its first History Fair. On April 2, Garrett’s 8-9 grade students presented their…

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Tips on grass tetany

Posted on Apr 26th, 2015

HOPE - Grass Tetany Grass tetany, a disease that commonly occurs in Arkansas in the months of February, March and April, is due to an abnormally…

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Drug take back underway

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she will participate in Arkansas’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday,…

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HWL plans system shutdown

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

HOPE - Hope Water and Light will have a planned system wide power outage at approximately 4:15 p.m. today, April 25.  It should last 30 minutes to…

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Fish fry raised more than $19,500

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope thanks the community for its support of the 22nd Annual U of A Hope Fish Fry. This…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 23, 2015 Sale not reported due to absence of reporter. Source: AR Dept of…

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Rain floods low areas

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT -  Sudden torrential downpour Friday morning caused a lot of flooding in culverts, ditches, and yards along Highway 67 East between…

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Survivors tell stories at Relay banquet

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE - Relay for Life held its annual banquet Thursday night in Hempstead Hall. All cancer survivors in attendance received a "survivors bag"…

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NHS gets C, NES earns B

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

ROSSTON – Nevada High School got a C, while Nevada Elementary School got a B under the new school grading system. Nevada School District…

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HCQC told armory in poor condition

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE - At Thursday's Hempstead County Quorum Court meeting, Justices of the Peace heard from Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton as he…

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Single Parent Scholarships awarded

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE- The Hempstead-Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarship Board is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester…

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Kid’s College deadling April 30

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE - The deadline to register students for the 2015 Kids’ College is April 30. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope KIDS’…

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UAHT relay for life team gathers

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE - Part of the U of A Hope/Texarkana Relay for Life Team gathered for a photo. Chancellor Chris Thomason and the UAHT family will be hosting the…

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CASA needing volunteers

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

TEXARKANA, TX - Every May, we honor our mothers for the compassion and love they have unselfishly provided. While we take the time to celebrate and…

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NSD event calendar

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada Schools has scheduled the following events: Prom - Friday, April 24. Those attending the prom will be locked in until it's over…

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Talley gives legislative update

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club heard an update on the recent legislative session from District 3 State Representative Brent Talley at their meeting on…

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Hall gets Gov. Distinguished Scholarship

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

HOPE - Jesse Hall, a student at Hope High School, was notified by the Arkansas Dept. of Higher Education on April 20 through his online account that…

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Garrett school hosts coffee

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

  HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, April 22,was hosted by the Garrett Memorial…

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Wadley health fair May 2 at Hempstead Hall

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

HOPE - Hempstead Hall will be the site of a joint health fair Saturday, May 2, from10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The health fair is a cooperative effort…

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HSB told of Direct Instruction

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

HOPE- At Monday's April 20 School Board meeting, board members heard from Clinton Primary School Principal Heath Miller about a new classroom…

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One injured in early morning wreck

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

HOPE- At approximately 6:20 a.m. Wednesday morning, authorities responded to a one vehicle accident on County Road 23 outside of Hope. A mother, in…

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Hope Lions recruiting new members

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club held a special "recruitment day" Monday, April 20. Lion John Collier explained to the visitors (and a few Lions, too)…

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Huckabee to make announcement May 5

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

HOPE - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee was in Hope Tuesday, April 21,to look over Hempstead Hall on the UACCH campus and to film some interviews for Fox…

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NHS schedules final blood drive of year

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada High School invites all eligible school and community members to participate in their final blood drive for the school year on…

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Nevada schedules kindergarten roundup

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada Elementary School is eager to meet its incoming kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year. Families residing in the…

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HHS graduation moved to Hempstead Hall

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

HOPE- Thomas Massey and Lasonya McClenton, both Hope natives and parents of 2015 Hope High School graduates, went to Monday's School Board Meeting…

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T-ball season begins

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

HOPE - These four and five year old girls hit the diamond to get in some practice for T-ball season. The season kicked off Monday, April…

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Harris new head of HCEDC

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

HOPE – Tony Yocom, chairman of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation announced Stephen O. Harris as the new President of the…

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Hempstead Hall possible location of Huckabee presidential announcement

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

  HOPE- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stopped by Hempstead Hall today to survey the venue he has chosen to announce whether or not he is…

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Gen. Lloyd to be honored

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

HOPE - Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton and local businessman Gary Chambless announced Monday a monument to honor Brigadier General Herbert…

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No losers at Special Olympics

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

  HOPE - Rainbow of Challenges was well-represented recently during the Special Olympics Area 11 games held at the Hope High School track…

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Bell rang for freedom

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

WASHINGTON -On Tuesday, April 14, at 1 p.m. staff of Historic Washington State Park along with members of the Pat Cleburne Chapter #31 of the United…

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Hospice shootout successful

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

HOPE - A total of 19 teams competed in the 2nd annual "Hospice Top Gun Shootout" at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in…

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Special Olympians honored

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

HOPE - Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton, with Deputies Rebecca Billings and Luke Sorenson, ASP Trooper David Hamilton and Hope Police…

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Downs honored at rodeo

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

HOPE - At Saturday Night’s performance of the 56th Annual Hope FFA Rodeo, Earl Downs and his family were honored before the final…

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Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

  LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the winners of the 2015 Child Safety Poster Contest, which is sponsored…

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Never to soon to for retirement planning

Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT - How do you and your partner envision retirement? Are you saving for retirement? National Retirement Planning Week 2015 is a national…

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AG holding FOI tele-town hall meeting

Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she will hold a statewide tele-town hall meeting to educate the public about the…

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Lions help teach liberty to students

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

HOPE- Hope's Lions Club has been sponsoring Liberty Day in the city for nearly 15 years. It started in Hempstead County by Don Freel and his son…

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New BHS cheer squad

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

BLEVINS -  Cheerleaders for the 2015-2016 school year have been selected. They are: bottom from left to right: Wyatt Parker, Rhett Gentry, Cameron…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 16, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1025 Last week: 1386 Last year:…

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FFA rodeo continues tonight

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

  HOPE - Night one of the 56th Annual Hope FFA Rodeo kicked off with the Old-timers taking to the arena. Called by Hempstead County Sheriff…

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Argument leads to stabbing, arrest

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

HOPE – A stabbing during a domestic dispute resulted in the arrest of Stephanie Armstrong, 23, of Hope, on charges of domestic battery second…

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Reed charged with rape

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

HOPE – Cory D. Reed, 40, of Bella Vista, has been charged with rape. According to a release from the Hope Police Department, Reed was served…

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Children’s Week ends with fun

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

HOPE - Arkansas Children's Week came to a close and the children of Making Rainbows in Hope celebrated with a block party. Many of the children were…

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YMS students compete in science fair

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

HOPE - Three Yerger Middle School students from Hope participated in the Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair in Magnolia on March 20, and earned…

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Packed house for fish fry

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

HOPE - Even as the Hope Lions Club worked to prepare the fish, chicken and fries for the annual UACCH fish fry Thursday, the crowd gathered, waiting…

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Softball tourney underway

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

  HOPE- The Debra McMaster Invitational High School Girls Softball Tournament is taking place t0day, Friday, and Saturday at Kelly Fields in Fair…

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Fun Day set

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

HOPE - A fun day will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Fair Park in Hope on April 27. The event is being sponsored by the Home Instruction for Parents of…

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Health fair at Hempstead Hall

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

HOPE - A health fair will be held at Hempstead Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The fair is co-sponsored by the University of…

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Fulton joins Blevins School Board

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

BLEVINS- At Monday's meeting, Blevins School Board of Directors approved Superintendent Billy Lee's recommendation to appoint Josh Fulton as an…

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Womack’s HC Farm Family of the Year

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

HOPE - The 2015 Hempstead County Farm Family is Russell and Stacy Womack. The Womack’s operate a cattle farm in the Springhill Community. First…

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Medical, legal workshop set

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

DEQUEEN -The Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc. and University of Arkansas, Community College, Cossatot are presenting a workshop on…

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RoC helps out at Park Day

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

WASHINGTON - A group of individuals from Rainbow of Challenges participated recently in the annual "Park Day" at Historic Washington State Park. The…

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Anderson rocks Hempstead Hall

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

HOPE - John Anderson put on an outstanding show Saturday, April 11, at Hempstead Hall. Hundreds of people enjoyed hearing lots of Anderson's hits…

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Laurel Place DoN taped for relay

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

HOPE -  Laurel Place staff and residents recently taped their Director of Nursing to the wall. All in good fun, and to raise money for The Relay for…

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Cowboys show up at Garrett

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

HOPE - Garrett Memorial Baptist School took a trip back in time recently as cowboys showed up to visit. Students were also dressed in their best…

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Lowdermilk joining Hog Wild band

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Prescott High School senior bandsman Caleb Lowdermilk has been accepted into the University of Arkansas and was offered a band scholarship…

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Hope police log

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

WARRANTS 4/6 Christopher Williams, 19, Hope, failure to comply Shda Thornton, 29, Texarkana, TX, failure to comply Anthony Howell, 38,…

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Settlement funds to be distributed

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the $21.5 million from the Standard & Poor (S&P) settlement will be…

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UACCH fish fry April 16

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

 HOPE - The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope would like to invite the community to join us on the UACCH front lawn for the 22nd…

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Watson named to Medicaid reform council

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

HOPE – Rainbow of Challenges’ CEO Judy Watson has been appointed to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Advisory Council on Medicaid…

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Text, drive, get a ticket

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – State Troopers and local law enforcement officers will be watching more closely in the coming days for drivers who violate the…

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Scholarship deadline April 15

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

HOPE -April 15 is the priority application deadline for several scholarships at the University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana. The College…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 9, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1386 Last week: 1164 Last year:…

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Hope FFA rodeo April 16-18

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

HOPE - It's rodeo time again. The 56th Annual Hope FFA rodeo will be held at the Hope Coliseum April 16-18, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $5…

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New mural for Train Day

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

HOPE- A new mural is adding to the beauty of downtown Hope. Just in time for the 3rd Annual Train Day, a mural of a train engine done by Arthur…

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Students study worms

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

HOPE - Mrs. Storey's second graders have been studying earthworms.  The students have read about the worms, and incorporated the learning into math,…

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Rotarians updated on projects

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Rotary Club held its weekly meeting at the Boy Scout Hut at Huckabee Lake to recognize the scouts who helped Rotary complete the…

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New barrister sworn in

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

HOPE – Blake Montgomery was sworn in as a new attorney in Hope Thursday afternoon. Circuit Judge Randy Write administered the oath and signed…

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CASA recoignizing child abuse prevention month

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

TEXARKANA - CASA for Children is recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with its 10th Annual Songwriters on the Edge of Texas…

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AG launches intern program

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced her office is launching an intern program for college students seeking to learn…

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Nominations sought for outstanding alumus/alumna

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus or Alumna from…

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Special Olympics set for HHS

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

HOPE – A large contingent of athletes will represent Rainbow of Challenges in the annual Special Olympics area competition on Saturday, April…

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Hope Haven hosts coffee

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, April 8, was hosted by the staff and residents of Hope Haven. A…

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Winter energy assistance program ending

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

HOPE - Southwest Arkansas Development Council’s Winter Session of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for 2015 will end on Thursday,…

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Twin River Festival April 25-26

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

MCNAB -It's almost festival time in McNab as the community is gearing up for the 14th Annual Twin River's Festival. The festival is set for April…

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UACCH offers forklift training

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is currently enrolling students for Forklift Certification Training scheduled on the Hope…

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UACCH hosting admin professional’s luncheon

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana is accepting registrations from Business and Industry Partners who want…

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Children’s Week April 13-17

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

HOPE –Making Rainbows of Rainbow of Challenges will celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week from  April 13-17. Each April the Arkansas Department…

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Stuart arrested on drug charges

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

HOPE – Kenneth Stuart, 45, of Hope, has been arrested on drug charges. According to a release from the Hope Police Department, around 10:45 a.m.…

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Kiwanis club told of Relay for Life

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club heard a program on the upcoming "Relay for Life" on Tuesday, April 7.  Jessie Lewis has been active in the relay for…

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Hope police log

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

WARRANTS: 4/3 Anthony Flowers, 30, Hope, failure to comply 4/4 Liza Gonzales, 33, Lewisville, failure to comply Ray McClure, 57, Hope,…

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Master Gardener applications being accepted

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

By Ryan McGeeney Cooperative Extension Service U of A System Division of Agriculture Fast Facts: Arkansas Master Gardener program is…

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Lions hear about new business

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club heard from Leslie Salisbury of Magnolia Development, LLC concerning efforts to build a cold-storage facility as well as a…

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Kindergarten registration for BES set

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

BLEVINS - Registration for kindergarten at Blevins Elementary School will be April 16-17. Children must be five-years-old on or before Aug. 1,…

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One injured in wreck

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

SHOVER SPRINGS- At 9 p.m. Saturday, April 4, authorities responded to a one vehicle accident on Highway 32 just outside of Shover Springs. According…

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Dixon enjoys egg hunt

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

HOPE -  Sawyer Dixon had a good day hunting Easter eggs…

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Murder mystery at Hempstead Hall April 17

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

HOPE - There are still tickets available for the April 17 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presentation of What Dies in Vegas Stays in Vegas! Patrons…

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JA egg hunt a success

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

HOPE - Children flocked to the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College of Hope Saturday for the Junior Auxiliary Easter Egg…

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Be wary of scams following storms

Posted on Apr 5th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Spring is officially here, but with the milder temperatures comes the increased possibility of severe weather. Arkansans know all too…

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HPD cracking down on texting and driving

Posted on Apr 4th, 2015

HOPE - The message is clear – April 13-19, 2015, law enforcement agencies across the country will be cracking down on motorists who drive and text…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 4th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 2, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1164 Last week: 1005 Last year:…

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Home health seminar held

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

HOPE - On April 1,  the Arkansas Department of Health In-Home Services Personal Care Program presented the first of four mandatory In-Services for…

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Egg hunt fun for all

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

HOPE - Three fields, three age groups and 4,000 eggs combined for plenty of fun at the annual Hope Easter Egg Hunt Thursday. The hunt was held at…

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ASP seizes record amount of meth

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas State Troopers have seized a record amount of methamphetamine during an arrest along Interstate 40 earlier this…

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Brentwood donates to HFD

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

HOPE- Brentwood, Industries presented the Hope Fire Department with two checks totaling $2,800 for general fire equipment and to help fund the summer…

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Board talks money problems

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

HOPE- At a special called meeting of the Hope City Board of Directors,n Tuesday, March 31, members talked about different ways to raise revenue…

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Arkansas Great Southwest hosts coffee

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

HOPE - The Arkansas Great Southwest Regional Tourism Association sponsored the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on…

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Hope Easter Egg hunt Thursday

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

HOPE - The City of Hope will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Kelly Softball Complex. This is for children…

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