The Hope Lions club welcomed Kathie Ball and "Tank" from "A Veteran's Best Friend". The Cabot non-profit trains dogs for use by veterans who have specific needs. Local veteran Mark Ross recently received a dog from the organization
Two members of the Hope Lions Club were honored Monday October 5th for ten years of perfect attendance. They are John Collier and President Nancy Bailey
Mayor Marion Hoosier speaks to local residents and Hempstead County elected officials Saturday morning at the dedication of a flag pole in front of the recently constructed community building.
Photographs by Loy Rodgers.
The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Mobile Office will be in Service in Blevins from 7:00 PM Friday October 2, to Sunday October 4th 2015.
The mobile office will be located on the grounds of the Blevins High School Gym and will be manned by Sheriff Singleton over the weekend. We invite the public to stop by and visit.
Nevada County Sheriff Danny Martin issued the following press letter:
"I would like to take this time to thank the citizens of Nevada County for allowing me to serve as your Sheriff and Collector for the past seven years; it has truly been an honor.
I pledge that I will continue to do my best to improve the sheriff’s department skills, techniques and training to make sure all Nevada County citizens are provided with a professional, honest, and caring service.
This past year the citizen of Nevada County passed a sales tax to build a new jail. I’m looking forward to the grand opening of the new jail by the end of this year, and being able to hire more dedicated and trained personnel from Nevada County.
I believe that continued support from the citizens is vital to successful law enforcement in Nevada County.
As your sheriff, I will continue to work with all agencies and citizen groups to improve the quality of law enforcement in Nevada County.
I am asking the citizens of Nevada County to re-elect me for a fifth term as your Sheriff and Collector."
The Hope/Hempstead County held a ribbon-cutting for the new banquet facility adjacent to Sheba's Family Restaurant on North Hervey. The new banquet facility is on the north side of the north parking lot at Sheba's. If you'd like to learn more about renting the facility, stop by Sheba's or phone 777-6266
Kiwanis Lt. Governor Elbert Bradley recognizes outgoing President Floyd Young on Tuesday September 29th. Young will serve the Kiwanis Club as immediate past President in the coming year.
The Hope Kiwanis Club inducted new officers and board members on Tuesday September 29th. Lt. Governor Elbert Bradley made the induction. Pictures is President Elect Bill Barham, Publicity Officer Jack Easterling, Board Member Bill Coffee, Treasurer Jerry Pruden, 2nd President Maurice Henry, Secretary Brian Berry, President Jimmy Courtney, 1st President Nathaniel Holyfield, Board Member Andrew Watson, Board Memeber Trey Wright, and Membership Services Officer Trevor Coffee. Seated is Past President Floyd Young who appears delighted with the new slate of officers.
Tuesday September 29th was installation day for the new officers at the Hope Kiwanis Club. Lt. Governor Elbert Bradley conducted the installation program. Here, outgoing President Floyd Young hands the gavel over to incoming President Jimmy Courtney.
The Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently recognized Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department First Responder Johnny Jackson for "his swift response and selfless act of bravery that saved a capsize possible drowning on Millwood Lake." Jackson was one of the responders to a report of an overturned boat at Saratoga Landing earlier in September. Jackson swam out to the victim who was clinging to the boat and stayed with him until he could be pulled from the water. (Jackson is pictured on the right above receiving a certificate from a Corps representative.)