White Oak Baptist Church is in revival August 6th through 10th at 7pm each event. The speaker will be Roger Copeland and the public is invited.
Randy Tucker, 45, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Meiko Wooten, 41, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Sequioah Lawson, 37, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Anthony Wesson, 53, of Prescott, AR Foreign Warrant
Angela Minnifield, 39, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Oscar Johnson, 61, of Fulton, AR Failure to Appear
Herbert Parmer, 49, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Aaron Stuart, 39, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Antonio Evans, 33, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Rosie Grigsby, 42, of Stamps, AR Failure to Appear
Marion Harding, 32, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Hayden Norman, 19, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Ronnie Elmer, 39, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Brittany Gray, 29, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
1154 hours in the 1600 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
1629 hours in the 2400 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Hit and Run/ Private Property)
1050 hours in the 300 block of W. 3
S – Jessica Mullins, 43, of Tazwell, TN
Ms. Mullins was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless and prohibited driving, and
no proof of insurance.
1936 hours in the 1200 block of N. Hervey St. (Shell One Stop)
S – Keon Johnson, 39, of Hope, AR
Mr. Johnson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).
2045 hours in the 900 block of Henry C. Yerger St. (Yerger Terrace)
S – Anthony Doss, 41, of Rosston, AR
Mr. Doss was arrested and charged with battery in the second degree.
1948 hours in the 1700 block of W. Ave B
S – Charles Jones, 57, of Hope, AR
Mr. Jones was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), drinking on the
highway, and driving on license suspended for DWI.
HOPE – Local school students in grades five through eight interested in starting a musical journey with the Hope Bobcat Bands program are invited to a Beginner Band Night.
Hope Bands Director Julie Gladden said the Aug. 3 event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Hope High School band hall is open to all students interested in the instrumental music program.
“Regardless if you signed up for band last year, we want you to come and meet us,” Gladden said. “We want to give your child the opportunity to try out different instruments that band has to offer and join us in this amazing experience that this school year will become.”
She said parents should not let instrument costs be a barrier to student participation.
“We have a lot of different options available,” Gladden said. “Of course, you can buy an instrument, but we also have a local music company offering an inexpensive monthly rental program, as well.” The HPS bands program also has district-owned instruments available for student use, she said.
Gladden said inexperience should not deter a student’s interest. “We will teach your child everything that they need to know to be successful,” she said. “All that we need from your student is a great attitude and willingness to work hard and have a lot of fun.”
HOPE – The 2017-2018 academic year for the Hope Public Schools begins with a series of faculty/administration sessions the first two weeks of August, with the first day of classes set for Aug. 14.
New teacher orientation is set for Aug. 2 at Hope High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. New teachers will be given information concerning district technology policy and usage, the Response to Intervention concept, classroom management, district policies and procedures, and general expectations.
Districtwide back to school professional development is set for Aug. 7-10 at HHS, beginning with sessions on community relationships, aspects of school law, the Child Find concept, special education confidentiality, and building-level expectations on Monday. The Tuesday morning session will deal with district digital reporting applications, and Wednesday will involve building-level information.
Open House on all campuses in the district is set for Aug. 10 from 1-7 p.m. with activities planned at each campus. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet teachers, find classrooms and learn about class expectations for the year.
The first day of classes begins at 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 14, with the end of the first quarter on Oct. 13. The second academic quarter closes Dec. 22, and the third quarter closes March 9. The last day of classes for the year will be May 25.
Early dismissal days are set for Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.
Parent/teacher conference dates are Oct. 26 and March 15. No classes will be conducted the day after on Oct. 27 and March 16.
The holiday schedule for the district begins with Labor Day on Sept. 4; Thanksgiving break, Nov. 20-24; Christmas break, Dec. 25 – Jan. 5; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Jan. 15; Winter break, Feb. 16-18; Presidents’ Day, Feb. 19; Spring break, March 19-23; and Good Friday, March 30
HOPE – Applications for the 2017-2018 year at the Hope ABC Preschool are currently being accepted at the new preschool offices on the Clinton Primary School campus.
ABC Preschool Supervisor Marilyn Hampton said applications are being taken for 40 open positions, and a waiting list will be established once those positions are filled.
Children who are ages three or four by Aug. 1 are eligible for enrollment, Hampton said.
Enrollment applications must be completed and accompanied by an original birth certificate, a Social Security card, a current immunization record, and proof of family income.
Proof of family income may include four paycheck stubs for weekly pay or two paycheck stubs for bi-weekly pay. Otherwise, proof of the central source of family income is required.
Hampton said completed applications with documentation must be returned to the ABC Preschool office in person. Directions to the office are available at the Clinton Primary School front desk, she said.
Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Hampton by telephone at 722-2728 or 722-2723 during regular office hours.
Classes at ABC Preschool begin Aug. 14, and open house will be conducted Aug. 10.
The Hempstead County Republican Party met Thursday July 20th and welcomed State Senator Trent Garner from El Dorado. The meeting was held in the Amigo Juan meeting room.
The Hope Rotary Club heard a program from Hope Water & Light on Thursday July 20th. Charlotte Bradley and Steve Saum talked about the system enhancements coming to Water & Light including the new Customer Information System and Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Rotarian Steve Harris introduced Bradley and Saum.
The Hope for America Tea Party will meet Thursday July 27th. The meeting is set for 7pm at Big Jake's. All interested persons are welcome to attend.
Hope assistant band director and high school choir director Brandon Ellis believes music should be more than mere notes; it should be a creative outlet… and, fun.
Eliis comes to Hope High School to assist in the Bobcat Band marching program and to redevelop the HHS choir program after three years as grades 6-12 band director and choir director at Robinson High School in the Pulaski County Special School District in Little Rock.
“My expertise is on brass; but, I will be working with the percussion line, as well,” Ellis said. “Of course, we are all in it together.”
That concept is a key to the rebirth of the Hope bands program which HHS Band Director Julie Gladden has stressed, Ellis notes.
“The field marching show has its own parts; but, we will be working on good ensemble, listening skills, and fundamentals,” he said. “We will be focused on a professional presentation.”
A 2010 graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ellis comes from a proud instrumental music program with a long tradition. He holds a bachelor of music education degree and specializes in trombone and tuba.
“I try to teach good citizenship and good bandsmanship,” Ellis said. “I want the students to be responsible, and always trying to do better than their best yesterday.”
And, Ellis is a strong believer in musical creativity.
“I want to give the students the skills on the instrument not only to learn it but also to create with it,” he said. “I want them not only to perform in band, but also to pursue their own musical endeavors.”
Consequently, there will be a great deal of emphasis upon sectionals practice and forming leadership from those cores within the instrumental music program.
“We will need to be flexible; we’re going to make it work,” Ellis said. “You plug students in where you can use them and teach them.”
Concert performance will also follow somewhat the same system, as developed by Gladden, Ellis notes.
“You have to focus on the fundamentals in marching season; good technique and things like that, so that, when it comes time to transition, they have the skills,” he said.
Ellis will develop the primary instrumental music program for Yerger Middle School and the beginner band program at Beryl Henry Elementary School.
His wife, Kathryn Rose, the choral music director at YMS, will assist with the middle school instrumental music program.
Ellis is excited about Gladden’s emphasis upon concert season competitive auditions which require students to learn specific scales, develop smoother technique and demonstrate specific musicality skills.
“It hits all of the important musical elements,” he said.
Ellis will apply the same concepts to the choral music program at HHS, he said; building upon fundamental skills, musicality and performance technique. He plans to introduce some classic choral musical literature into the program along with an appreciation for some more modern styles his students may recognize.
Ellis anticipates the HHS choral program producing two choir concerts annually for the public.
Travanel Harris, 24, of Magnolia, AR Failure to Comply
Cathy McFadden, 51, of Mineral Springs, AR Failure to Comply
Lester Weaver, 28, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Bobby Massey, 39, of Prescott, AR Failure to Appear
Latarosha Jackson, 35, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
0951 hours in the 2400 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle
1402 hours in the 1600 block of N. Hervey St. 1 vehicle (Private Property)
1624 hours in the 900 block of N. Hazel St. 2 vehicle
0001 hours in the 500 block of W. 16th St.
S – Rex Rigney, 55, of Hope, AR
Mr. Rigney was arrested and charged with drinking on the highway.
0438 hours in the 12th block of Mockingbird Circle
S – Venisha Sanders, 39, of Texarkana, AR
Ms. Sanders was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
1301 hours in the 700 block of S. Spruce St.
S – Michael Todd, 22, of Hope, AR
Mr. Todd was arrested and charged with battery in the second degree.
1950 hours in the 1500 block of S. Spruce St.
S – Latoya Hamilton, 38, of Hope, AR
Ms. Hamilton was arrested and charged with domestic battery in the third degree and resisting arrest.
0001 hours in the 1700 block of N. Spruce St. (Northside Park)
S – Juvenile, Male, 16, of Nashville, AR
S – Juvenile, Male, 16, of Hope, AR
Each juvenile was charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and minor in possession (tobacco products).
2323 hours in the 1100 block of E. 2nd St.
S – Cedriana Rhodes, 18, of Hope, AR
S – Juvenile Male, 14, of Hope, AR
Each subject was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
1820 hours in the 500 block of S. Main St.
S – Tyreese Robinson, 39, of Hope, AR
Mr. Robinson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit, driving on a license suspended for DWI, careless and prohibited driving, and drinking on the highway.
1953 hours in the 1300 block of S. Walnut St. (Imperial Apartments)
S – Edward Barzar, 59, of Hope, AR
Mr. Barzar was charged with battery in the third degree.
S – Jessica Sears, 28, of Texarkana, TX
Ms. Sears was charged with criminal mischief in the first degree. The original incident occurred on June 13th, 2015 in the 500 block of N. Hervey (Fred’s) at 1148 hours. Ms. Sears was also served with a failure to appear warrant.