The Hope Lions Club inducted three new members on Monday August 21st. Their sponsors are shown pinning their Lions Club pins. McCaskill Mayor Marion Hoosier was sponsored by Lion Mark Ross and Rosetta and Richard Hogue were sponsored by Sharon Wright. The Hope Lions Club is the largest Lions Club in the state with nearly 100 members.
The University of Arkansas at Hope will host a nursing continuing education conference, featuring Barb Bancroft, on Tuesday, October 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Hempstead Hall. Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP, is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is the author of four books, her latest, Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition’s Role in Health and Disease.
Barb has provided more than 2800 educational and motivational seminars on clinical topics and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals and corporations throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has been the keynote/plenary speaker for corporate groups such as Smith Barney/Citicorp and the Million Dollar Round Table. She has provided keynote/plenary speeches for healthcare associations including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The National Association of Biology Teachers, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Pacific Coast Dental Association, and the Washington State Dental Association.
Barb has held graduate faculty positions at the University of Virginia and the University of Arkansas. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. She is currently the Executive Director and President of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for corporations and healthcare professionals based in Chicago, Illinois.
The conference is beneficial to nurses in all practice settings: Practitioners, Clinicians, Educators, Public Health, School Nurses and other Health Care Providers who need clinical updates as well as Nursing Students.
Registration Fees: (includes nursing contact hours, networking lunches, & digital handouts)
• Before Sept 1: $125.00 per person
• After Sept 1: $150.00 per person
• Pre-licensure Nursing Student: $50.00
The registration deadline is October 5, 2017.
To register online, visit www.DeanneBlach.com/conferences.
To register over the phone, call Monica Speak at 870.577.5325.
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Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st degree.
On August 17, 2017 at approximately 1933 hours, Deputy Brown was patrolling the 2000-3000 block of W. Ave B, when he observed a red 1997 Toyota Corolla bearing Arkansas license 314126, commit the traffic violation of no turn signal, in violation of Arkansas code 27-51-403, in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Deputy Brown made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Ella Cottingham. Brown observed a bag in the backseat containing several cold Bud Light beer. Deputy Brown asked Ella to step out of the vehicle and speak with me, she complied. Deputy Brown asked Ella if there was anything illegal on her person and she stated no. Deputy Brown asked Ella if he could check to make sure and she advised he could.
Ella appeared to be very nervous. Ella stated she had some Xanax in her purse, but they were in a bottle. Deputy Brown asked Ella if he could see the medication and she asked the passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dean Picket to get it out of her purse. Dean got the medication out and showed officers. Deputy Brown asked Ella if there was anything else in her purse and she stated no. He asked Ella if he could check her purse to make sure. Ella shrugged her shoulder and said let's take a look, but there is nothing in there.
Ella took a Marlboro cigarette pack out of her purse, along with a little blue change purse. Deputy Brown asked Ella if there was guns or drugs in her purse. Ella stated she had a gun, then pulled a black revolver out of her purse and threw it on the ground. Deputy Brown got Ella away from the gun and secured it. While getting Ella away from the gun, he placed her cigarette's and blue change purse on top of the vehicle. Deputy Brown recovered the firearm and it had 5 unspent .38 special rounds in it.
Once the firearm was secured, he spoke with Ella again. and asked Ella if anything illegal was inside the vehicle and she stated not that she knows of, there should not be. While speaking with Ella she asked for her pack of cigarettes so she could smoke. Deputy Brown got her cigarette pack from on top of the vehicle, he observed a clear bag inside the cigarette pack containing suspected methamphetamine. Ella was placed under arrest at this time.
There was a one-year old child in the backseat and the mother was not present. Deputy Brown asked Ella where the mother was and she did not know, Ella stated she met the mother and got the baby to watch him for a little while.
The child was released to the passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dean Pickett who agreed to get the child to the mother. Deputy Brown provided DHS with all the information on the mother and incident DHS will investigate the matter in regards to the child.
Ella was transported to the HCDF where she was charged with Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st degree. Ella was turned over to the on-duty jail staff for booking process. She will be held for a 1st court appearance.
On August 17, 2017 at approximately 1539 hours, Deputy Malone was dispatched to 3825 Hempstead 2 regarding a residential burglary.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Carroll Byers. Carroll stated that he left his residence at approximately 1100 hours and arrived back at his residence at approximately 1530 hours. He stated that he locked the dead bolt and door knob to his front door.
Carroll stated that he walked into his residence and sat down. He stated that he then realized that his 42 Emerson flat screen TV was gone. Carroll stated that he then began looking around his residence to see if anything else was missing. Carroll stated that he then noticed that his dead bolt was unlocked and the screen cover to his window that was open had been removed.
Carroll stated that his TV, remote to the TV, and remote to his space heater were the only property that was stolen. Carrol stated that he values the TV and remote to the TV at 400.00 dollars, and the Remote for his space heater at 15.00 dollars. Carroll stated that his TV was sitting on top of his Television receiver that was sitting on top of his of his space heater in the front living room of his residence.
The incident is under investigation.
On 17 August 2017, Inv. Gary Dorman was patrolling the area of Hempstead 21 (Melrose Lane) and highway 278 west. The Police Dispatcher gave out a call over the radio that there was a silver Honda CRV that was traveling west on highway 278. The Dispatcher stated that the caller advised that the Honda passed them on a double yellow line.
Dorman observed a silver Honda turn onto Hempstead 21 and begin traveling south. he observed that the Honda was behind another vehicle for approximately one mile. The vehicle was following within, what appeared to have been just feet of the vehicle in front of it. Dorman then observed the Honda pass the vehicle that was in front of it. The Honda was passing the car in a no passing zone and through a railroad crossing. Dorman then got behind the vehicle and activated my emergency lights. The Honda pulled to the side of Hempstead 21 near the intersection of Hempstead 2.
Inv. Dorman made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Linda Daugherty. Linda still had her window rolled up and at first refused to lower it. Inv. Dorman advised Linda that he was just there to talk to her about her driving and after talking to her for a minute, she finally opened her door. He advised Linda who he was and why he had stopped her.
Dorman advised Linda that he was following her at one hundred miles per hour. Linda stated "It was more like a hundred and 10 miles an hour". Dorman advised Linda that he believed that and she stated "Good because that's the truth". During the time he spoke to Linda, she kept her hands up in the air and when Dorman told her that she didn't have to hold her hands up, she stated "I don't want you to shoot me".
Dorman asked Linda to step out of vehicle. Linda was reluctant at first to get out but eventually did so. Dorman knew that Linda had recently fled from Officers of the Nashville, Arkansas Police Department. The incident ended in Hempstead County after Officers deployed spike strips on her tires and had to break out a window to remove her from the vehicle.
Inv. Dorman asked Linda why she was driving like she was. Linda stated because someone was chasing her. Dorman advised Linda that he was following her and that no one was chasing her. Linda stated that the person chasing her must have kept going towards Hope on the highway.
Inv. Dorman placed Linda under arrest for reckless driving and made a phone call to her husband, to come and get her vehicle. He was in walking distance of the location where Dorman stopped Linda and the vehicle was released to him.
HOPE – The Beryl Henry Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization is seeking parents willing to commit two hours of their time to the PTO.
“If we can get every Beryl Henry parent to commit just two hours to helping out this school year, together we can do amazing things for our kids and our school,” PTO Organizer Inell Thornton said in a letter to parents.
Thornton said some parents have the flexibility to be deeply involved, but other parents are needed, as well.
“We’re grateful for those who can do that,” she said. “But the Two-Hour Power volunteer pledge program emphasizes that any and all help makes a huge difference for schools.”
Thornton said the cumulative impact of “Two-Hour Power” parents can be significant.
“Throughout the year, we’ll have lots of ways to pitch in for short spurts,” she said.
Parents are asked to complete a simple survey of interests to allow the PTO to match parents to needs more effectively.
“We’ll gladly work with you to find a way that you can help,” Thornton said. “Involvement is for everyone.”
Interested parents should fill out the survey and a “Two-Hour Power” pledge card and return both to BHE with their child, she said.
“We’ll be in touch with opportunities that fit your interests and availability,” Thornton said.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Thornton at Inell.firstname.lastname@example.org online, or by calling 870-777-8057.
HOPE – Students at the Hope Academy of Public Service have their first service project of the year ready to go as HAPS partners with the HOPE Coalition to provide “student power” at the 22nd annual Family Health Expo on Aug. 26.
HAPS students will assist where permitted throughout the day, according to Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke.
The doors at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campus will open at 10 a.m., and the expo will conclude at 2 p.m.
Free health screenings and information for all ages will be available with activities including games, door prizes, refreshments, blood drive, and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, vision, hearing, dental, and pulse status will be provided.
Services provided by Wadley Scan from Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana will be provided from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must be age 18 or older, and registration is offered at 870-703-9815.
Children attending the expo must be accompanied by an adult, and additional information is available by contacting Debbie Howard at 870-777-2191.