The city of McCaskill has received a grant of more than $11,000 from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission of Rural Services. City officials say the grant will be used to build an equipment building for storing utility items such as a tractor and mower. Members of the McCaskill Community Development Committee were on hand at a recent presentation by Governor Asa Hutchinson to accept the grant funding including: Mandy Spicer, Jerry Don Morton, Danny Spicer, and Jeannie Gorham
The Prescott/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival was blessed with beautiful weather and a good turn-out Saturday October 10th. There was plenty of good food to eat, booths, games, and great entertainment. Crowds filled the Nevada County Courthouse lawn for the event and spilled out into the streets
October 16, 2015
Hope High School, Counselor’s Office
Everyone is invited to join us
in celebrating the life of
Mr. Earl Downs.
Come and see his
Portrait that will hang in
Park in the Bus Line
By Entering the 17th St.Entrance
Two southwest Arkansas men have died in separate area wrecks, according to the Arkansas State Police.
M. Christopher Nelson, 36, of Hope died Thursday night. He was driving a 2006 Dodge westbound on 3rd Street (U.S. Highway 67) in Hope when he traveled across the center turn lane and both eastbound traffic lanes, continued off of the south side of the road and collided with a tree. Trooper David Hamilton investigated.
Charles Frederick White, 25, of Stamps, died Thursday morning in a two vehicle accident. According to the report by Corporal John Talley, a 2007 Chevrolet was traveling northbound on Lafayette County Road 27, and a 1999 Honda motorcycle driven by White was southbound. The Chevy apparently veered into the southbound lane striking the motorcycle head-on. The unidentified driver was not injured. White was pronounced dead at the Magnolia hospital.
The Hope Rotary Club had an excellant program Thursday October 8th from Sheriff James Singleton and Gary Chambless. The two have joined forces to raise funds for a monument to honor Hempstead County native Brigadier General Herbert Jack Lloyd. The monument will be dedicated on the courthouse lawn on Veterans Day in a service at 11am November 11th. The screen shows the monument. Anyone would who like to learn more or help out on the effort can contact the Sheriff or Chambless
Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton Receives a letter written by Spring Hill Fifth Grader Darci Durham showing her support of all law enforcement officers.
As a class project the students a Spring Hill elementary school were asked to write appreciation letters to local law enforcement officers. Darci won the contest with her letter. As the winner Darci got to pick which law enforcement officer she wanted to honor by giving her letter to, Darci Picked Sheriff James Singleton to present her letter to.
The Sheriff received a call from the principal Ms. Chandler Thursday morning telling him of Darci’s letter and who she picked to give it to. I can honestly say that I was very humbled and honored” that Darci picked me to received her letter it will be framed and put in a prominent place in my office” Said Sheriff Singleton.
Sheriff Singleton went to Spring Hill Elementary about 1:30 Thursday afternoon where he got to meet Darci who hand delivered her letter to the sheriff. Sheriff Singleton presented Darci a Hempstead County Sheriff’s Mini badge Coin to thank her for the letter.
Below is the letter Darci Durham wrote by hand;
Thank you officers, for all that you do. I really appreciate all of your hard work and service. We appreciate all of the officers watching out to see if people are following the laws correctly. We appreciate how you get up every morning ready to protect, and to serve. I am appreciative that we can look up to officers knowing that you keep us and others safe. I love the way that we are safe because of all officers. Thank you for getting up every morning to serve our families and communities. You are very inspiring to all of us. We give our appreciation for all of your service in our community. We want our appreciation to inspire you to be the best you can be. Our community honors you!
Thanks A lot,
Thank you Darci, on behalf of the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office and all men and Women who serve and protect our community.
Sheriff James A. Singleton
Ben Brazzell Announces For Fourth Term As Hempstead County Coroner
Ben Brazzell has officially announced his candidacy for a fourth term as Hempstead County Coroner.
The primary election will be March 1,2016.
The Hempstead County Mass Flu Clinic is schedule for October 30, 2015 at the Hempstead Hall on the campus of UACCH. The hours will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please wear a short sleeve shirt so the nurse can easily get to your upper arm. A nurse can come out to your car if you need them to. There is no out of pocket cost to anyone regardless if you have insurance or not. Please bring your insurance card, Medicaid, or Medicare. Ages 6 months and older are eligible for the flu vaccine. It is very important for pregnant women to receive the vaccine. The flu is easily spread through coughing or sneezing and touching surfaces that have the flu virus on it. Getting the Flu vaccine is critical in preventing the flu. Good hand washing often, avoiding those that are sick, covering your cough and staying home when your sick will help prevent the spread of the flu. Bring your friends and family. See you on the 30th!
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge honored Hempstead County Sheriff's Office Investigator Gary Dorman Wednesday at the annual awards and recognition luncheon at the 2015 Law Enforcement Summit at Camp Robinson. The Summit, in its 13th year, had a record 600 officers from across the state registered to attend over two days. Dorman was one of four honored from each congressional district for their heroic actions. He had been recognized earlier this year with a Medal of Valor by Sheriff James Singleton for the same incident, from March 12, 2015.
According to the narrative, at 3:30 pm that day, Hempstead County Dispatch received a 911 call of a one vehicle accident near Pate Creek on Highway 67 north of Hope. Emergency responders were also dispatched to the call that a SUV had ran off the road and was floating in Pate Creek with the driver inside.
Investigator Dorman was one of the first on-scene, who observed the Ford Explorer partially submerged with the driver sitting in the passenger seat.
The creek had unusually swift current due to recent heavy rains. As emergency personnel began to arrive the vehicle began to be carried away while rapidly sinking.
Investigator Dorman called out to the occupant to exit out the passenger window. Sheriff Singleton said "Dorman, without regard for his own safety, entered the swift water and reached and pulled the occupant to safety just as the vehicle sank to the bottom of the creek. Investigator Dorman, through his actions, prevented what could have been a very tragic ending to a vehicle accident. In my opinion, Investigator Doorman's actions saved the life of the occupant."
Shreveport VA Vet Center to Hold Open House
SHREVEPORT – On Wednesday, October 14, from 9 a.m. – Noon, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Shreveport Vet Center, located in 2800 Youree Drive, Building 1, Suite 105, will host an open house for the community. The Shreveport Vet Center opened its first community location area to veterans in 1985. This open house will be focused around the great work that has occurred over the past 30 years. The Mobile Vet Center 877 will be on display. The event is open to the public.
“The Shreveport Vet Center provides readjustment counseling and community outreach services and is an important resource for Northeast Texas, Southern Arkansas, and Northern Louisiana area veterans and their families” said Vernon Williams, Shreveport Vet Center Team Leader. “Our center is currently staffed by four counselors, an outreach specialist, a Readjustment Counseling Technician, and administrative staff; five served in the military and three are combat veterans themselves,” said Williams.
The Vet Center provides individual counseling for military-related concerns including PTSD and general readjustment stressors, plus marriage and family counseling for military-related issues. The Vet Center can also assist veterans and their families with employment focus, coordinating benefits, education goals, and grieving the loss of a deceased active duty service member.
The Vet Center program was established by Congress in 1979 in recognition that a significant number of Vietnam veterans were still experiencing readjustment problems when they returned from war. Today, all veterans who served in combat and veterans who have been exposed to Military Sexual Trauma are eligible for care at a VA Vet Center at no cost, as are their families who are impacted by the veteran’s readjustment difficulties. Currently, VA maintains 300 Vet Centers in all 50 states and some U.S. Territories.