Hope Schools Superintendent Bobby Hart spoke at parent forums Thursday night at Beryl Henry Elementary School and Yerger Middle School to explain the proposed Hope Academy of Public Service which is to open this fall. Hart was joined at the YMS session by State Senator Linda Poindexter Chesterfield, D-Little Rock, who spoke in support of the program. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
CPS Dads Show Support
The Donuts for Dads treat for dads of Clinton Primary School students Thursday created lines that stretched from the CPS activity center to the main entrance, as dads and granddads showed their support for CPS students. CPS counselors Shauntelle Bennett and Paige Bobo were pleased with the participation, with 143 dads and granddads in attendance with their students enjoying fresh donuts with coffee, milk or juice. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
HHS students on college campus for testing
HOPE – The first sessions of a test designed to essentially chart the course for Hope High School ninth grade students seeking to take concurrent college classes at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana are to be administered Friday.
UAHT Career Coach/Career Development Facilitator Brittany Holleman said two groups of ninth grade students will take the Compass Test on Friday; four groups will test on Monday, Feb. 8; and, three groups will test on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
“The testing is for the purpose of giving freshmen the opportunity to qualify to take concurrent credit courses starting their tenth grade year next year,” Holleman said.
She said the test is divided into three sections of reading, writing and math.
“The test is not timed but the students will be allowed one hour and 15 minutes in order to make sure they can return to school on time since they will be taking the test on UAHT’s campus,” she said.
The two-year college offers an orientation and study guide for the test under the “Testing Center” button on its website www.uacch.edu online.
Tips for taking the test are also offered, including:
--The test is designed to help students determine which courses are most appropriate for each student; it is strictly for placement purposes, and is not a pass or fail test.
--Use common sense in getting enough sleep and eating properly before test day.
--Take time to understand test directions before beginning; and, ask questions if needed.
--Read each question carefully and be certain to understand what is required before answering.
--Ask for help from proctors or test administrators with problems arising during testing that are not related to answering specific test questions.
Holleman also reminded students who are interested in retesting to contact her at 870-796-0397.
HOPE – Hope Public Schools Superintendent Bobby Hart reflected upon the loss to the Hope Public School District in the passing of Natalie (Coker) Clark in a statement issued this morning.
“Hope Schools mourns the loss of a great teacher and even greater human being,” Hart said.
He said Clark, a former health education instructor at Clinton Primary School, was a leader.
“Natalie Clark will be remembered for her dedication to students, her work ethic, and her infectious personality,” Hart said. “Our district sends our deepest sympathy to her family. She made a difference in all our lives.”
Clark was employed by the HPSD in 2006 as a health education instructor at CPS, and she taught grades one and four at CPS. Clark was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education in 2008, and pursued a career in special education thereafter. She was a member of the Arkansas Education Association, and was extensively active in community and professional organizations.
Clark was the daughter of the late Bobby Eugene Coker and Mrs. Patricia A.K. Coker of Stuttgart; and, the daughter-in-law of James and Dr. Linda Clark of Hope.
Visitation will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Hicks Funeral Home in Hope, with family hour from 5-6 p.m.
Funeral services for Clark will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church in Hope, and burial will be in Scott’s Memorial Gardens in Perrytown, under the direction of Hicks Funeral Home.
February 1st through 6th is officially "Farm Bureau Week" in Hempstead County. Farm Bureau Insurance Manager Reed Camp says the week is being observed all over Arkansas to celebrate the contributions the organization makes to rural life on a local and statewide level. Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse signed a proclamation Tuesday February 2nd officially declaring this week "Farm Bureau Week" in the county. Pictured at the signing include Farm Bureau President Mark Lloyd, Judge Morse, and Hempstead County Clerk Sandra Rogers. Those standing include Danny Watson, Wendell Hoover, Reed Clark, his wife Stacy and their children Kip and Kylie, and deputy county clerk Eva Jean Morehead.
Samona Kendrick, 23, of DeQueen, AR Failure to Comply
Michael Mitchell, 46, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Melissa Morse, 30, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Tyheshia Thomas, 23, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Reginald Carrigan, 29, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
1415 hours in the 1300 block of N. Greening St. 2 vehicle
1620 hours in the 800 block of N. Hazel St. 2 vehicle (Hit and Run)
1044 hours in the 2400 block of N. Hervey (Wal-Mart) 2 vehicle (Private Property)
2212 hours in the 2100 block of N. Hazel St.
S – Kathy Flowers, 33, of Hope, AR
Ms. Flowers was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit, driving on suspended driver’s license, and driving left of center.
1959 hours in the 2000 block of S. Main St. (Wadley Regional Medical Center)
S – Bridget Doyle, 44, of Hope, AR
Ms. Doyle was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
0844 hours in the 2000 block of S. Main St. (Wadley Regional Medical Center)
S – Antonio Flemons, 39, of Prescott, AR
Mr. Flemons was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening in the second degree.
1806 hours in the 2600 block of Rocky Mound Rd.
S – Karoline Patterson, 37, of Hope, AR
Ms. Patterson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and served with a failure to appear warrant.
S – Baili Shuler, 20, of Camden, AR
Ms. Shuler was cited for harassment. The original incident occurred on September 23rd, 2015 in the 1800 block of S. Wilson Dr. at 1415 hours. Ms. Shuler was also served with a failure to appear warrant.
A 69 year old Prescott woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday February 3rd. Elizabeth Mills, in a 2003 Ford Focus, was attempting to turn west onto state highway 24 from county road 246 from the south shoulder of the westbound lane when she was struck by a 2014 Kenworth on the passenger side of the vehicle. Mills was taken to Christus St. Micheals Hospital in Texarkana where she died. The driver of the Kenworth was not identified. The accident occured around 1pm. The accident was investigated by Trooper Darin Henley of Arkansas State Police Troop G.
At approximately 1725 hours on January 30, 2016 Deputy Bunn and Deputy Krumnow where dispatched to 865 Hempstead 55 in reference to shots fired.
Upon arrival the deputies made contact with the reporting party who stated that a group of adults and juveniles ages 5, 8, and 9 years of age, were riding 4-wheelers down the pipe line like they always do. The victims stated that they were riding down the highway just to turn off on to their deer lease when they stopped just off the highway at the entrance so they could gather everyone up victim stated as they were talking to each other he heard the shot go off and hit a tree above their heads. The victims stated that the shot came from the direction of the Bradley Williams residence.
After getting the statements from all the victims Deputy Bunn and Krumnow went to 1255 Highway 332 to make contact with Bradley Williams.
Upon arrival we made contact with a person at the residence and asked if Bradley Williams was there at the house the individual stated that she did not know where he was that he was in the woods behind the house.
The person went out the back door and started yelling for Bradley Deputy Bunn followed the person to the field and yelled for Bradley also. Bradley yelled back stating that he was coming out of the woods and met the deputies in the field approximately 100 yards behind the house.
Deputy Bunn asked Williams if he had any type of weapons on his person Williams stated that he had a pistol Deputy Bunn asked Williams if he could secure the pistol while we talked to him Williams gave the pistol to Deputy Bunn in the holster.
Deputy Bunn cleared the Glock 22 .40 cal. pistol which was loaded with 13 rounds in the magazine and 1 round in the chamber. The holster had a spare magazine with 15 rounds in it.
Williams gave the following statement to the deputies Williams stated He heard ATV's along the back side of his property and come up the county road East of his property. Williams stated that the ATV's came in front of his house and turned into a drive way approximately 150 yards West of his property and stop Bradley stated that he then shot his 243 cal. rifle to let them know he was there.
Williams was placed under arrest after being placed under arrest Williams was searched, a 243 cal. casing was found in his left front pocket. Williams was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he was booked in for Terroristic Act (5-13-310) and is being held for first appearance.
Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church will hold its 58th annual lunch/supper on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Serving will begin at 11:00 am and continue throughout the day till 7:30 pm. Dine-in meals are all you can eat of
home-made spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread and home-made desert. Carry-outs contain generous portions of the same. We will deliver carry-outs of ten or more meals for lunch (call the church 870-777-3202 so that we can get to you on your specified time) and for 30 or more we will deliver out of town. Tickets are $8.00, either at the door or from a member of the church. Drive-thru carry-outs are on Walker Street, just off Third Street (front entrance to church) and dine-in is in the Fellowship Hall with entry at church parking lot.