The Hope Junior Auxiliary recently donated numerous clean up supplies and other items to the Bobcats Helping Bobcats project of the Hope Public Schools to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims in Refugio, Texas, home of the Refugio Bobcats. JA President Megan Cox, left, along with daughter, Lilly, and JA member Julie Washington made the presentation of cleaning supplies, new children’s socks and undergarments, buckets, mops, and shovels at the Clinton Primary School campus. Donation boxes prepared by Hope Academy of Public Service Student Council members have been placed at each HPS campus as well as the HPS administration building. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
Beryl Henry Elementary School students recently completed an Egyptian Tomb Art project as part of the Arts In Education program of the Hope Public Schools in conjunction with the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council. SWAAC Executive Director George Smith and his wife, Bobbie, judged the artworks which were created in Stephanie Smelley’s class under the guidance of AIE Mary Overton. Overall winner was Jodie Hill, with Cason Torres awarded first place; Quincee Key, second place; Miracle Martinez, third place; and Mizraim Reza, honorable mention. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
Students in Eddra Phillips' literacy and social studies classes at Clinton Primary School explored the concept of the "Underground Railroad" and how it was operated to move escaped slaves from the South to Canada during the era of pre-Civil War slavery in America. Part of the operation of the system of safe houses and escape routes for runaway slaves included the use of "freedom quilts" which were decorated with coded symbols and hung on clothes lines to direct slaves to safety. Phyllis Hamilton, who teaches at the University of Arkansas - Hope campus, brought a sample of a "freedom quilt" to illustrate how they were used. -- Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
The HWLC will meet on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at 105 North Elm Street in the HWL building. The meeting will be held in the conference room located on the 2nd floor.
The HWL office will be closed on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 12:00 - : 1:15 p.m. for a staff meeting. If you need to pay your water and electric bill, please use the night deposit lock box located inside the first double doors. You may also mail your payment to P.O. Box 2020, Hope, AR 71802 or use the SmartHub located on our website at www.hope-wl.com and pay by credit card, debit card or electronic check. Don’t forget you can download the app as well to pay your bill.
Bring the kids to the community of Washington for the Kids Carnival this Saturday October 21stfrom 4pm to 7pm, put on by the Old Washington Farmers’ Market. There will be carnival games, face painting, prizes, hayride, candy, cake walk, pumpkin painting provided by the Hempstead County Master Gardner’s and more. For kids 12 and under. Come dressed up as your favorite character too. All activities are free. There will be food and drinks for sale to help support the market. Contact Sheila Ballard at 870-703-4154 or visit our fakebook page at Old Washington Farmers’ Market.
The Hope Quilters Guild has a quilt show every two years and it is going on through Saturday October 14th at Hempstead Hall. The event features over 100 quilts displayed as well as quilt-related projects. The Quilters Guild is manning a "country store" with finished products and accessories. A number of other vendors are on hand with supplies, sewing machines, and quilting accessories. Admission is free and handmade door prizes are being given away on a regular schedule. Quilt Show Chairman Judy Heckman says the show is bigger this year than two years ago and the club almost ran out of quilt frames. The quilt show will be open Saturday 9:30am until 4pm.
The quilters guild meets the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the parish hall at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Hope. For info call Heckman at 703-6277.
On Wednesday October 11th at approximately 11:18 P.M. Nevada County dispatch received a call of a female being shot at 139 Nevada 55 in Emmet, Ar.
Upon arrival Deputies found 38 year old Lucia Smith deceased inside of the home.
Arkansas State Police Criminal investigation unit was contacted and the scene was secured until their arrival.
Information from witnesses at the scene identified the suspect as 21 year old George Hayden Tong from Fulton, Ar.
With assistance from Hempstead County, Hope Police Department and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Tong was later located at a motel in Texarkana with Tong being placed in custody.
George Tong was transported back to Nevada County and was booked into the jail awaiting first appearance on the charges of 1st Degree murder.
Klipsch® has announced the debut of its flagship Heritage HP-3 headphone, which was inspired by founder Paul W. Klipsch (PWK). Long before stereo existed, PWK’s first audio experimentation was with a pair of headphones that he modified for stereo reproduction in 1919.
“After two years behind the curtain, we are finally ready to reveal a headphone worthy of the Heritage name. Acoustically, mechanically, and physically this is the most impressive headphone Klipsch has ever created,” said Vlad Grodzinskiy, Sr. Manager of Product Development for Klipsch Group.
The company says the Klipsch HP-3 headphones are "hand-assembled using functional contrasting materials – such as die-cast steel, hand-sanded and polished wood, premium-grade leathers, and machined aluminum. Solid-wood, triple-vented ear cups add natural warmth and character. Angled sheepskin ear pads provide depth and distress naturally with age. A hand-stitched cowhide headband adds quality, strength, and becomes more pliable over time. The craftsmanship is showcased by the visible nuts and bolts construction that is built to stand the test of time."
The Klipsch Heritage HP-3 headphone has a suggested retail price of $1,199 dollars.
This flagship headphone made its debut in the Klipsch booth at Can Jam during the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest last weekend.
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer, founded Klipsch Audio in Hope, Arkansas. The company has manufacturing and distribution facilities near Hope at Oakhaven.
special thanks to Saratoga Ark Digest