special thanks to Saratoga Arkansas Digest
Hempstead County Deputies , Prosecuting Attorneys Office, Hope Police Officers and Hope Fire Department help carry the Special Olympics Torch from the Miller County Line to Rainbow of Challenges Headquarters in Hope Tuesday. ASP Troopers from Troop G Carried the Torch from Hope to the Nevada County Line.
special thanks to Saratoga Arkansas Digest
Hope Fair Park Pool 2017
Opens Saturday, May 27
Daily Hours: 12 – 5 pm Monday through Friday
12 – 6 pm Saturday
Family Night 7 – 9 pm Friday
Private parties - Monday – Thursday and Saturday nights; Sunday afternoons
Daily admission rates and season memberships available.
Women’s exercise class daily from 9 – 10 am.
Hope Swim Team – Daily, Monday through Friday
Contact Karen Smith 870-703-1138
For more information call the Fair Park office at 870-777-7500 or the Fair Park Pool at 870-722-2574.
The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Scott Jester of Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday May 23rd. Jester talked about "ROCFEST" set for Friday May 26th from 2pm to 6pm at Fair Park behind the tennis courts. ROCFEST is for youth aged 12 and under. There will be food, games, prizes, bounce houses, and more. Armbands are $5 and game tickets are 5 for a dollar. If you have questions or would like to be a sponsor, phone Jester at 722-1230.
Pictured is Southern Bakeries Human Resources Administrator Marsha Luna as she presents a $500 donation from Southern Bakeries to ROC Development Coordinator Christy Burns. The donation marks another sizeable sponsorship donation to the fifth annual ROC-Fest Carnival which is scheduled for Friday, May 26 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Hope’s Fair Park. The contribution, along with donations from many other supporters, will be applied to offset costs for the event. Sincere thanks from everyone at ROC to Southern Bakeries.
The "Taste This" feature at the Hope Farmers Market on Tuesday May 23rd featured "Carrot and Beet Slaw with Pistachios and Raisins". The tasty salad was prepared and served by Terrie James of the Co-operative Extension Service. James is shown with Farmers Market volunteer Dixie Coffee.
The Hempstead County Library hosted the "Taste This" feature at the Hope Farmers Market on May 23rd. The library reminds everyone that the summer program at the library for youngsters begins June 8th.
The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana will offer guitar lessons in the Summer I and Summer II terms. The classes will be instructed by Benjamin Munson who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Guitar Performance from Southern Methodist University and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance. The one-on-one lessons are for beginner to highly advanced guitarists. Each lesson is 50 minutes and will earn students one credit hour.
Summer I lessons will be offered on the Texarkana campus only. To schedule a lesson for Summer I, contact Jan Whatley at 870-722-8236 or email@example.com.
Lessons for the Summer II term will be offered on the Texarkana campus in the morning and on the Hope campus in the afternoon. To schedule a lesson for Summer II, contact Amanda Maggio at 870-722-8237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Lion Wendell Hoover has recently completed training to be a "Guiding Lion". He was recognized for that achievement at Lions on Monday May 22nd by President Sharon Wright.
The Hope Lions Club welcomed Ben and Jamie Pafford-Gresham on Monday May 22nd. Jamie Pafford-Gresham explained how their company started in Magnolia in 1967 and has grown to over 700 employees in four states with 130 of those employees in Hope. This is EMS Week and the Paffords will host the community coffee at their corporate office Wednesday May 24th from 9:30am until 11am.
PRAIRIE D'ANE BATTLEFIELD DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNITY MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 23RD - 6:00PM
There will be a Community Meeting with Mudpuppy and Waterdog making a presentation on the development plan of the "Prairie D'Ane Battlefield Site" located in Nevada County.
During this meeting, parts of the "Red River Campaign" which changed into the "Camden Expedition" will be discussed. Also included in the discussion will be Okolona, Terre D Noir', Battle of the Bee's, Battle of Elkins Ferry, Battle of Prairie D'Ane and The Battle of Moscow. Some local historians and relic hunters have given interviews and information to Joe & Maria Brent of the Mudpuppy and Waterdog, Inc, which have been composed the presentation. The public will be able to ask questions and inquire about concerns during the meeting.
The goal of the Nevada County Depot and Museum and Friends of Nevada County Battlefields is to preserve local history, preserve historic properties, create a place for Heritage Tourism, boost the local economy and promote opportunities for economic growth. The Prairie D'Ane Battlefield site is an ideal site for the growth of tourism for Prescott and Nevada County.
PLEASE support this endeavor by attending this community meeting which will be held Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm at the Nevada County Courthouse