The Redland Township of Hempstead County history booksare still available. Hard back 370 pages of photos and articles. Books can be purchased $35 at Community Coffee, McCaskill Community Center, each Saturday from 9-11 am. or mail check in amount of $40 to---City of McCaskill -P.O. Box 8 -McCaskill, Arkansas 71847.
Hope High School senior student Shelby Smith, left, has acquired more than half of the credits necessary for an associate degree at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana since the spring semester of her 11th grade year. Directed by UAHT Career Coach/Concurrent Credit Facilitator Brittany Holleman, Smith will graduate from HHS in May with a high school diploma and 38 hours of college studies. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
Monday, February 15, 2016 Hempstead County Courthouse and Road & Waste Depts. will be closed to observe the President's Day Holiday. Monday's trash route will be collected on Tuesday, February 16th along with Tuesday's regular route.
Food Handlers Certification
Nine HHS Food Production Management class students have been certified by the Arkansas Food Handlers Basic Course. The students must have successfully completed the three courses in the HHS program in order to test for certification, according to teacher Mrs. Cheryl Morrison. Students newly certified include Kristin Anderson, Ra’kiyah Bowles, Byron Dismuke, Cristina Dominguez, Jaquelin Frayre, Rebeca Santos, and Destiny Fields. Not pictured are Yotan Alvarenga, and Larissa Johnson. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
CMC Closing Magnolia Post Plant
Commercial Metals Company Tuesday announced the closure of its fence post operations in Magnolia, Arkansas. Production will be relocated to the San Marcos, Texas fence post production facility, as operations in Magnolia wind down and cease in their entirety by the end of the company's third fiscal quarter. The company says customers will not be impacted by this decision. In addition, CMC Steel Arkansas, a rerolling mill operated in Magnolia since 1987, will significantly reduce production levels over the same time period. CMC says the decisions are primarily the result of what CMC believes to be unfairly traded and illegally dumped steel products entering the U.S. market. "The decision to consolidate production in Texas reflects the impact of unfair trade on several plants and products. Approximately 40 employees are being impacted by the closure." Unquote, the company said in a statement.
"It is always a difficult decision to curtail operations which affect our employment levels and the community at large. The issue of global steel overcapacity is having real impacts on people and communities across the country. We have been working tirelessly to address these issues with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. Unfortunately the actions taken to date by the U.S. government have not been effective, and we continue to see excessive quantities of unfairly traded steel entering the US market. This ineffectiveness has now taken a real toll in Magnolia," commented Tracy Porter, President CMC Americas
Perry Henley brings two orders of spaghetti at the annual "Mardi Gras" spaghetti dinner at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church Tuesday February 9th
HWL will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of President’s Day. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. If there is a water or electric emergency, please call 870-777-3000. If you want to pay your utility bill, please use the locked night deposit box located inside the first double doors or call 870-777-3000 to pay over the telephone.
Prescott Project Graduation will be having the 92 Jammers back on January 30, 2016. Tickets in advance are $5 for 12 and under and $8 for 13 and up. All tickets will be $10 at the door. There will be half time entertainment and a concession stand. Please call Tracy Morrow at 887-3123 for tickets for for more information.
Farmers' Market Kickoff Meeting and Vendor Training February 26 at Hempstead Hall in Hope
The farmers’ markets in Nashville, Hope and Washington will be holding their 2016 kick-off meeting at Hempstead Hall in Hope on Tuesday, January 26. There will be a training session for market vendors from 1:00 pm until 5:45 pm followed by a local foods tasting at 6:00 pm. ANYONE who would like to sell at any farmers market this year, including those in Texarkana and elsewhere, will benefit from this free training! There are reduced registration fees and other incentives for vendors who register during this event that will not be available later in the year. And EVERYONE is invited to the local foods tasting at 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Debra Bolding at (870) 557-2352.
HOPE, AR – The 10th Annual Beads, Bags, and Bangles is set for February 18th at Historic Washington State Park 1940 Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This annual University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation event benefits the Kids’ College program held each summer at the College. Kids’ College is a three week program designed for kids who will be in the first through eighth grades in the fall. The 2015 program served nearly 400 students from Hope and surrounding communities. A portion of the funds will also benefit UACCH’s Prep Academy and the I-Serve programs, which have been in existence for four years, serving approximately 100 area students in grades 9-12.
BBB will bring back the best from each of the ten previous years to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this event. This will include great food, live performances, and plenty of shopping. The black and white attired evening will include live and silent auctions. Guests may self-park or take advantage of valet parking.
A big thank you to our sponsors of the event who help make it possible.
Amigo Juan Mexican Café
Kathy Struckman - Fulton Grass
Penny and Chris Thomason
Robee Carter, DDS-Smiles of Arkansas
Silver - $750
Honeycutt Printing, Inc
Hope Water & Light
Tonja and John Hays
Bronze - $500
Debbie Malek-Caney Creek Estates Mobile Home Park
Kari and Dan Rohrbaugh
Mustard Seed Wealth Management
Southwest AR Education Co-op
Tin - $250
Anderson Frazier Insurance
Bank of the Ozarks
Belinda and Ricky Aaron
Betty Jo Hays
Bobo and Bain
Christi and Whit Whitlock
Cindy Ford -- Sisson Real Estate
Coffee Family Dental
Debbie and Pat Henry
Dolly and Paul Henley
Farmers Bank & Trust
Ivan Smith Furniture
Lance & Associates Real Estate
Laura and Wayne Clark
Lindsey and Wade Townsend
Rainbow of Challenges
State Representative Brent Talley
To purchase your tickets please contact Jill Bobo, UAHT Foundation Executive Director at 870-722-8516.