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Hope school board addresses end of year items

HOPE – The Hope Public Schools Board of Education dealt largely with end of year matters at its May session May 16 at Hope High School. Two executive sessions which dealt particularly with closed session discussions from April concerning classified personnel policy updates on drug testing, certain positions and classified travel reimbursement as well as a revision of classified compensation index and stipends schedule resulted in separate actions by the board.
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Meeks, Nelson honored at Prescott City Council

The Prescott City Council met for their May meeting last night and honored Mrs. Susie Meeks and Mr. Perry Nelson. When Mrs. Susie Meeks was elected in 1998, she was the first African-American woman to be elected alderman in Prescott. Meeks was awarded a plaque that thanked her for the 24 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Prescott. Mayor Terry Oliver said he was proud of her and that “Ms. Susie always does the right thing.” After she received her award, Meeks said she was honored and that she has enjoyed her years on the City Council.

Charitable Christian Clinic Fish Fry Set For May 26th At Fair Park Coliseum

The Charitable Christian Medical Clinic of Hope will hold a Lion’s Club Fish Fry May 26th from 4:30pm to 7pm at the Fair Park Coliseum. The event will feature fish and chicken prepared by the Hope Lions Club. Persons who attend may dine in or carry out. There will also be a live dessert auction. All proceeds will benefit the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic of Hope. Tickets will be available at the door.

Hempstead County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee at Hope Farmers’ Market

The Hope Farmers’ Market had a great start this morning with a small crowd of customers right at open and with the Hempstead County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee at the Hospitality Table. These lovely ladies always put out a great spread with farm-themed treats and snacks, and this morning they did not disappoint. Mindy Lockhart, Chairperson of Hempstead County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, said she and the rest of the ladies were excited to be at the Hope Farmers’ Market this week. “We enjoy hosting the Hospitality Table and participating in Farmers’ Market,” Lockhart said. “It gives us a chance to get out and see the local farmers, plus communicate with the people of Hope and Hempstead County.”

Les Patterson retires from Hope Water & Light after 50 years as engineer

Hope Water & Light announces the retirement of Leslie R. Patterson, II after almost 50 years in the water industry. Les has been employed at HWL since September 1995. Prior to joining the HWL team, Les worked for the Arkansas Department of Health as Engineer Supervisor, Blaylock, Threet and Associates as Consulting Engineer and General Waterworks Corp as Regional Staff Engineer. Les holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Henderson Opens 2022 Central Regional Thursday in Magnolia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State begins NCAA Regional play on Thursday when the No. 3 seed Reddies take on the No. 6 seed Northeastern State at 2 p.m. in Magnolia, Arkansas. Regardless of result, HSU will play again on Friday at either 2 p.m. with a loss or 6 p.m. with a victory.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Freedom Tour makes campaign stop in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - The Sarah Huckabee Sanders Freedom Tour rolled into downtown Texarkana late Monday afternoon (May 16). Sarah Huckabee Sanders is seeking to follow in her father’s footsteps in becoming governor of the State of Arkansas, but first, she has to win the Republican nomination in the Arkansas primary election on May 24. The candidate says she has received great response across Arkansas, including in Texarkana, where she spent part of her childhood.

HHS 2022 Hope Collegiate Academy Class

The Hope Collegiate Academy Class of 2022 received Associate of Arts degrees from the University of Arkansas-Hope in ceremonies at Hempstead Hall prior to graduation from Hope High School in commencement exercises May 13 at Hammons Stadium. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools.

Electrical Fire at 311 North Washington

Hope firemen and Hope Police responded to an electrical fire at 311 North Washington in Hope Monday about 5:45pm. The homeowner said they had recently come back from an errand and flipped on the air conditioning. They then smelled smoke and called the police. It appeared the damage was limited to the outside wall. The breaker box appeared completely destroyed.

Stamps QB Bo Levi Mitchell excited to 'shoulder' load in 2022

Here’s the catch with the Calgary Stampeders …. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. As Bo Levi Mitchell goes, so go them. So from the early indications out of Stamps training camp, all signs are pointing to a winning year in the 2022 CFL season.

Magnolia Police list recent arrests

Recent arrests made by the Magnolia Police Department. Many, but not all, these arrests have previously been listed in our daily report Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility bookings and releases. Friday, May 13. Ebony Sharp, 26, Magnolia, shoplifting, resisting arrest, fleeing by foot. Mario Smith, 40, Magnolia, theft of...

Hope Water & Light office to close Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day

The Hope Water & Light office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. If there is a water or electric emergency please call 870-777-3000. If you need to make a payment, you can use the kiosk located inside the first set of double doors, mail your payment to P.O. Box 2020, Hope, AR 71802, pay through Smarthub with one of your electronic devices, or call 870-777-3000 to pay over the telephone.

Hope High Honor Grads

The honor graduates of the Hope High School Class of 2022 were introduced during the annual Senior Awards Night at Hempstead Hall on May 12. The students represented the highest academics among the graduates of the Class of 2022, with Shakira Arnett graduating first in the class. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools.

Jack Gathright Celebrates 90th Birthday

Happy birthday to Jack Gathright who celebrated his 90th birthday at the Hope Lions Club Monday. Jack has been active in the club over 50 years. He was joined Monday by his son Gary and daughter Janine.

Platinum Auto Gives 1K Sponsorship to HHS FBLA Student

Platinum Auto of Hope provides $1,000 sponsorship to Tara Henry for the FBLA National Competition that will be held in Chicago, IL this coming summer. Henry is a student at Hope High School.

Meeks, Nelson honored; sewer situation addressed

PRESCOTT – Honors and awards kicked off the May meeting of the Prescott City Council. Susie Meeks was presented a plaque for her time on the panel. She has been a member for 24-years. Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver said Meeks helps keep him in ling, reminding him to always do the right thing. Meeks said she appreciates the honor, adding it’s been a long 24 years, but she’s enjoyed it all. “I’m for doing right.”

Joe Alan Hughes

Joe Alan Hughes, 68, of Magnolia passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was born November 24, 1953, in Magnolia to the late James Freeman Hughes and Sally Evelyn (Ainsworth) Hughes. He spent many years working as a home builder with his father, then later built Hughes Farms from the ground up, primarily raising cows and chickens.