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Trio sought in Caddo Valley murder

Posted on Jan 26th, 2015

CADDO VALLEY – Authorities are searching for at least three men in connection with the murder of a convenience store clerk in Caddo Valley in…

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RIBBON CUTTING

Ribbon cutting held for cable company

Posted on Jan 24th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Hope Community TV on Wednesday, Jan. 2t. The ribbon-cutting wasn't to…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jan 24th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jan 22, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1374 Last week: 1429 Last year:…

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Cobb charged with aggravated assault

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2015

HOPE - Jordan Cobb, 21, of Hope, has been charged with aggravated assault on a family or household member. According to a release from the Hope…

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UACCH looking for mascot name

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana is seeking input from its service area residents on the selection of a…

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Miller retires from EHC

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

HOPE - Administrative Support Specialist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Belinda Miller, was wished a warm farewell from…

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Cable company recognized

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

HOPE- Stacy Eads, Area Manager, and Dale Klare, Technical Supervisor, both of Hope Community TV, were in attendance at the Hope City Board of…

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SHHS Beta Club hosts coffee

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 21, was hosted by the Spring Hill Beta Club. The club has…

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Trash fees imposed

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

PRESCOTT – Starting in March, Prescott residents will be paying $10.50 a month to get their trash picked up. The Prescott City Council, at its…

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Trio charged with theft

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

HOPE - An ongoing investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old Hope woman. According to a release from the Hope Police Department,…

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Lee explains RoC screenprinting

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

HOPE: Pictured is Cynthia Lee of ROC Special Designs Screenprinting who was the special guest on the "AM Show with Mark Keith" recently explaining…

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BLACKSMITHING

Smithing class set

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

WASHINGTON - A hands-on class in the basic operations of blacksmithing will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1  from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the James Black…

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SPINNING

Basics of Spinning class set

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

WASHINGTON - A "Fiber to Fabric: Basics of Spinning" class will be held on Jan. 31 at Historic Washington State Park. Those participating will…

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ROTARY

Sheets speaks to Rotary

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

HOPE - Steven Sheets, Agriculture Extension Agent for the Hempstead County UA Cooperative Extension Service, spoke to the Hope Rotary Club on Jan.…

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BLEVINS

Beehive contest winner

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

BLEVINS - Ashleigh Jones was the winner of a $25 gift card for her decoration in the beehive supers for Roger Davis of Emmet. Davis sells honey…

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Shakespeare in the Park

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

WASHINGTON - There will be two performances by the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, VA at Historic Washington State Park on Jan.…

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KIWANIS

Hart speaks to Kiwanians

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

HOPE  - The Hope Kiwanis Club had a great update on the Hope Public Schools from Superintendent Bobby Hart and Hope High Principal Tommie…

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Fire damages Breckinridge apartment

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

HOPE - An early evening fire damaged an apartment at Breckinridge Apartments Monday. The call came in shortly before 6 p.m. with a crew from the…

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Taking advantage of warm weather

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

HOPE - After frigid temperatures and wet weather earlier this month, youngsters took advantage of a warm weekend to go outside and…

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Two charged with domestic battery

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

HOPE – A fight at 11 p.m. on Jan. 14 led to the arrest of two people. Hempstead County Deputy Jim Bush was sent to an apartment on West. Ave. B…

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Fire destroys home

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

HOPE- Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, crews with Hope Fire Department responded to a call about a house fire at 103 Edgewood. The…

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Pair charged with aggravated robbery

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

HOPE – Two Hope men have been charged with aggravated robbery. According to a release from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, the charge…

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Couple arrested for stealing from railroad

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

HOPE – Two people were charged with criminal trespass and theft, along with other charges. According to a release from the Hempstead County…

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Jasselyn Parmer

Parmer charged with breaking and entering, theft

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

HOPE – Running out of gas led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Mabelvale woman. According to a release from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s…

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Safety seat training available

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

HOPE - UAMS is offering a free Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Course in Hope this Spring.  Many community partners are…

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BFD responds to grass fire

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

BLEVINS - A fire call came in to the Blevins Volunteer Fire Department at about 3:45 on Sunday, Jan. 18. Two units responded to fire caused by the…

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Morse discusses plans

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

HOPE – Newly elected Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse is looking forward to his first term in office. Morse said he’s been looking at the…

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BOB LEWIS

Lewis retires from 1st Bank

Posted on Jan 18th, 2015

HOPE - A reception was held for Bob Lewis on Friday, Jan. 16, in honor of his retirement from 1st Bank in Hope.  Lewis has been at the bank for two…

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MUSTARD SEED

Mustard Seed hosts coffee

Posted on Jan 18th, 2015

HOPE - Mustard Seed Wealth Management at 222 North Hervey, Suite D in Hope hosted the Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 14.  Lots of folks stopped…

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FBT merging with 1st Bank

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015

MAGNOLIA - Officials of Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia, Arkansas, announced today that approval has been granted from the Arkansas State…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jan 15, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1429 Last week: 1188 Last year:…

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Walk Across Arkansas gearing up

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Walk Across Arkansas, one of the largest public fitness initiatives in the state, begins its spring 2015 edition on Feb.…

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HSD recommended for accreditation

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

HOPE- The Hope School District will receive a recommendation for the continuance of their accreditation after an external review was performed by…

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FARMER'S MARKET

Taste testing Jan. 27

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

HOPE - Farmer's markets in Hope, Nashville and Historic Washington will be holding their first planning meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Hempstead Hall…

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HCSO investigating infant’s death

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

HOPE – Investigators with the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office are checking into the death of a month-old infant. According to a release from…

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HCSO log

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

HOPE – Deputies with the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of copper wire from the rail yard at Union Pacific…

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Chamber schedules events through mid-March

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 21, will be hosted by the Spring Hill Beta Club. The coffee will be…

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BOOTH BROTHERS

Booth Brothers coming to Hempstead Hall

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

HOPE - The Booth Brothers are coming to Hope. This trio, known for their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, are coming for an exciting…

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Back on Broadway, Cirque Zuma Zuma at Hempstead Hall

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana announces two major events early in the new year in partnership with Southwest Arkansas Arts Council…

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LIONS

Lions help fire victims

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

HOPE - The Todd family in the McCaskill area suffered a tragic fire recently which pretty much destRoyed all they had.  The Hope Lions Club recently…

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KIWANIS

Kiwanis hears from HFD

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Assisistant Hope Fire Chief Carroll Schmitt.  Carroll brought break-down of the department's 190 calls for…

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SHSB

Spring Hill board recognized

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

SPRING HILL- The Spring Hill School Board recognized its five school board members at its meeting,  Monday, Jan. 12. Current board members are…

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Blevins-Schools

Blevins opts for LED lighting

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

BLEVINS – A short agenda doesn’t necessarily translate into a short meeting. The Blevins School Board, at its January meeting Monday night,…

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RoC offering flu shots

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

HOPE - Rainbow of Challenges will be offering free flu shots on Friday, Jan. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. The flu shots are available for all ROC staff…

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CHRIS THOMASON

Thomason speaks to Lions

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club continued to have a bright new year with their program Monday, Jan. 12.  The club heard from U of A Hope/Texarkana…

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NANCY BAILEY

Lions honor Bailey

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

HOPE - Hope Lions member Nancy Bailey was honored for bringing two new members in the past year into the club.  Making the presentation was John…

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EHC

Extension friends meet

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

HOPE - "Friends of Extension" met Monday, Jan. 12, at the Southwest Research and Extension Center. Hemsptead County is the biggest agricultural…

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Depot donates tree to Huckabee Lake

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

The Depot donated its Christmas tree to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fish habitation program.  Robin Lee dropped the tree off last Monday…

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Clark charged with public intoxication

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

HOPE – Knocking on strange doors at 2:30 a.m. wound up getting a Nashville man arrested. According to a release from the Hempstead County…

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Arkansas State Police

No injuries in traffic mishap

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

HOPE - At About 9 am an 18 wheeler owned by Swift was trying to make a delivery to Parrish Equipment and was struck by an Acura driven by Abbye Adams…

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Blevins-Schools

Blevins receives STEM grant

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

BLEVINS - The Arkansas STEM Coalition, in partnership with The STEM Center at Henderson State University announces the award of $3,000 in science…

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BELINDA MILLER

Miller retires from EHC

Posted on Jan 10th, 2015

HOPE- After 45 years in the extension office, Belinda Miller has decided to bid farewell to the working life as the Administrative Support Supervisor…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jan 10th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jan 8, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1188 Last week: NS Last year:…

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Fire damages Hope home

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE - Fire damaged a home at 502 E. 14 St. earlier today. The call came in around 1:15 p.m. with the Hope Fire Department responding with three…

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Escobedo wanted for questioning in rape case

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE -Deputies with the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office are investigating rape charges from an incident that occurred in Blevins. According to a…

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TRAIN DAY COMMITTEE

Train Day committee meets

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE - The Train Day Planning Committee met Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Cairo/Fulton Depot in the SWAAC meeting room.  This year's event is set for…

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Sharpe’s passing noted

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

  HOPE- "Immediately, when the announcement got out that he had died the phone started ringing." -Mark Keith, Director of the Hope/Hempstead County…

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Dr. Aaron new Vice Chancellor of finance at UACCH

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE – Dr. Belinda Powell Aaron has been named the new Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of Arkansas Community…

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BACK ON BROADWAY

Back on Broadway returns

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE - Because of the reception "Back on Broadway"received during the 2007-2008 concert season, it is returning to Hempstead Hall at 7 p.m. on Jan.…

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Hope board welcomes new member, mourns passing of former member

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE- Newly elected member Mark Ross and incumbents Steve Montgomery and Don Still were sworn in by Circuit Judge Randy Wright at the first meeting…

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Washington events set

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

Trial by Jury Dinner Details Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant, guests will…

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Chamber board hosts coffee

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce board hosted the first coffee of 2015 on Wednesday, Jan. 7.  The coffee was literally "wall to…

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Lion gets two banner patches

Posted on Jan 8th, 2015

hope - Lion John Collier presents two banner patches from Lions International Monday, Jan. 5, to Lions President John Trauger.  One patch was for…

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Team Hope in St. Jude Marathon

Posted on Jan 8th, 2015

HOPE - The first weekend in December 2013 was a weekend Team Hope prepared for almost a full year in anticipation of running the St. Jude Marathon.…

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ACA will affect this year’s taxes

Posted on Jan 8th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT – Tax season is here and everyone needs to understand the Affordable Care Act will have a major impact on their taxes. According…

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Scott arrested on drug charges

Posted on Jan 8th, 2015

HOPE – Ira Scott, 55, of Hope has been arrested on drug charges. According to a release from the Hope Police Department, a search was made at a…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015

WARRANTS 1/3 William B. Stuart, 26, Hope, failure to appear ¼ Jacqueline Craft, 29, Little Rock, body attachment Tyson Hamilton, 37,…

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KIWANIS

Kiwanians get basketball update

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club kicked off 2015 with a report on Hope High Basketball.  The club got reports on the girls and boys teams.  Pictured…

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ENDOWMENT

Rowe endows scholarship in daughter’s name

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana, founded in 1965, is pleased to announce the beginning of its 50th year of…

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Mom, sons enroll at UACCH

Posted on Jan 6th, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana is currently enrolling students for the spring semester. Today they are…

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Foster families needed in area

Posted on Jan 6th, 2015

TEXARKANA, TX - “Out with the old and in with the new”— is a phrase often used by those who make a list of resolutions at the start of every…

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Lions hear from HFD

Posted on Jan 6th, 2015

HOPE -The Hope Lions Club heard from Assistant Hope Fire Chief Todd Martin on Monday, Jan. 5. Martin said the department had 194 runs in 2014 with…

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January coffees set

Posted on Jan 5th, 2015

HOPE – Community coffees for January, as sponsored by the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce are as follows: The first coffee will be…

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Craft chraged for criminal mischief

Posted on Jan 5th, 2015

HOPE – Jacqueline Craft, 29, of Hope, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief second degree and failure to comply. According to a…

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HC officials, deputies sworn in

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2015

HOPE - County employees were sworn in by Judge William Randal Wright on the morning of Friday, Jan. 2. Of those that were sworn in included the…

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Fire destroys McCaskill home

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2015

MCCASKILL- Around 8:30 a.m. on New Year's Day authorities were alerted to a house fire in McCaskill on County Road 337. McCaskill, Bingen, and…

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HEATHER MANOR

Heather Manor holds New Year’s party

Posted on Jan 1st, 2015

HOPE - There was a big party on New Year's Eve at Heather Manor rang in the new year with a big party for the residents.  Everyone enjoyed party…

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Attorney General and Candidate for Governor Dustin McDaniel

Consumers need to be smart in 2015

Posted on Jan 1st, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help you resolve to be a savvy consumer in 2015. He released this consumer alert today…

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Traffic stop results in shooting on I-30

Posted on Dec 30th, 2014

PRESCOTT - A 44-year old man wanted by Houston Police died today at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope of what law enforcement witnesses report…

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City has ordinances on fireworks

Posted on Dec 28th, 2014

  HOPE- With the new year just around the corner, here is a reminder of Ordinance 1480 that regulates the discharge of Class C (Consumer) fireworks…

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Kiwanis remembers Mendoza

Posted on Dec 28th, 2014

The Hope Kiwanis Club remembered their server Manuel Mendoza with a little Christmas present when the club met December 23.  Mendoza's service is…

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Holiday spirit continues after Christmas

Posted on Dec 27th, 2014

  HOPE- Glenn "Aggie" Haddix of Hope was gifted a new bicycle by Lighthouse and Flooring of Texarkana. Along with the bike, Haddix received a bike…

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Clauses visit BancorpSouth

Posted on Dec 27th, 2014

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus spent part of Christmas Eve in Hope at BancorpSouth. The Jolly Old Elf and the Missus enjoyed visiting with children of…

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KIWANIS

Cook talks to Kiwanians

Posted on Dec 27th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club welcomed Ruth Cook for their next-to-last program of 2014.  Cook works with the Hempstead County office of the…

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Christmas fun lingers

Posted on Dec 26th, 2014

HOPE - There was plenty of holiday cheer for these youngsters as they spent part of Christmas day playing on their new trampoline. Santa rewarded…

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Santa visits Laurel Place

Posted on Dec 25th, 2014

HOPE -Laurel Place Health and Rehab recently celebrated Christmas with their Residents on Friday December 19th. The Resident Choir sang Christmas…

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Tips on returning gifts

Posted on Dec 25th, 2014

LITTLE ROCK –  Sometimes, even Santa gets your sweater size wrong or stuffs your stocking with a video game you already own. Because some holiday…

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First hikes set for Jan. 1

Posted on Dec 25th, 2014

LITTLE ROCK - Join an Arkansas State Parks interpreter for a free guided trail hike on January 1 and kick-start your New Year’s resolution to keep…

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Area law enforcement to help Santa

Posted on Dec 24th, 2014

HOPE/PRESCOTT – Though Santa is busy preparing for tonight’s toy run around the world, he took time out to talk to HopePrescott.com. The jolly…

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UACCH increasing nursing student enrollment

Posted on Dec 21st, 2014

  HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is one of the eight community colleges that make up the Arkansas Rural…

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McDonald earns single parent scholarship

Posted on Dec 21st, 2014

    HOPE, AR – The Hempstead - Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarship Board recently named Latetia McDonald of Stamps  as the 2014…

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Hope employees getting extra day off

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

  HOPE- The city held its annual mandatory staff meeting for its employees on Friday, Dec. 19, at Hempstead Hall. Every employee was personally…

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Thomas convicted of rape

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

HOPE- On Wednesday December 17, Julius Jerome Thomas, 43, was convicted of one count rape and one count sexual assault in the 2nd degree, both…

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Santa rocks Heather Manor

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

HOPE - Santa paid an early visit to the residents of Heather Manor Nursing Home Friday. He brought plenty of gifts and got help from the staff…

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EHC offers wellness program

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

  HOPE-PRESCOTT - Are you interested in health, nutrition, and being physically active? Do you want to help others be healthier? The…

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UACCH Hope-Texarkana closed for holidays

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

HOPE -- The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana is pleased to announce that final grades are being recorded as the college…

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Santa visits pre-k students

Posted on Dec 19th, 2014

HOPE - Santa Claus took time out from his busy schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 17, to visit with pre-K students on the Yerger campus. These students are…

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Ramsey retires from Bank of Ozarks

Posted on Dec 19th, 2014

HOPE- Mayor Dennis Ramsey was honored at the main branch of Bank of the Ozarks on Thursday, Dec. 18. The mayor is leaving his position as Hope Market…

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Santa Cop deliveries Dec. 24

Posted on Dec 19th, 2014

HOPE -The Hope Police Department thanks those who contributed to our Santa Cop Program this year. With the support of ourcommunity, we will be able…

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Cell numbers going public

Posted on Dec 19th, 2014

HOPE-PRESCOTT - Cell phone numbers will be going public this month. Telemarketing companies will have access to these numbers and be making calls…

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