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The Southwest Arkansas Development Council at 419 East Main in Prescott is now accepting applications for the Winter Home Energy Assistance daily from 8am until 11am.  If you think you might need this help, please stop by the Senior Citizens Center in Prescott.

Greater New Beginning Church of God in Christ at 251 West 2nd in Prescott will hold "Sunday Night Live" Deliverance Services every Sunday night. The services start at 6:30pm and everyone is invited

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting at Hempstead Hall at 10:30am on Thursday January 24th.  The public is welcome and Larry Gatlin tickets will be available after the ribbon-cutting from 11am until 6pm.

Prescott Nevada County Chamber of Commerce will host the first community coffee of the new year on Thursday January 24th from 9:30 am – 11 am at the Nevada Co. Library.

The Nevada School Board will meet Thursday January 24th at 7pm in the library.  The public is welcome

There will be a Hope for America TEA Party Meeting on January 24, 2013 at Bancorp South Conference room at 7:00 p.m.

Helping Hands invites you to a Helping Hands program for Sister Darlene Stuart on January 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Haynes Chapel Baptist Church, (Hwy 32 East in Hope.) This program is sponsored by Haynes Chapel Baptist Church. All choirs, soloists, groups and other talents are welcome to participate. For more information call Dorothy Wesley at 870-777-6674

Homecoming will be held Friday January 25 at Nevada.  The Senior teams and Junior boys host Trinity at 5:30pm

An AARP Driver Safety class is set for the Hope Church of Christ on Saturday January 26th from 9am until 2pm.  It is co-sponsored by Dan Rohrbaugh/Edward Jones.  Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.  To register phone instructor Billy Womble at 887-5789 or the church at 777-4569

Cousins of the Brewers, Pondexters, Carrigans, and Bishops will have "soul food Sunday" at the BancorpSouth Farmhouse January 27th at 12:30pm.  All family members are invited.

Beebe Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church invites you to a 3 night Revival to Celebrate National Youth and Young Week. Sunday, January 27th with Rev. Brian Lightner, Monday, January 28th with Rev. Michael Story, and Tuesday, January 29th with Rev. Donald Turner. Services start each evening at 6:00 p.m., 412 North Hazel St in Hope.

There will be a Farmers Market Public Meeting sponsored by the HOPE Coalition January 29th from 6pm to 9pm at Hempstead Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend.

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house, community coffee, and ribbon-cutting for Back On The Rack Wednesday January 30th.  The business is located on South Main in Hope.  The open house and Coffee is set for 9:30am until 11am with the ribbon-cutting set for 10:30am

The Prescott Rotary Club will hold a chili and soup supper Tuesday February 7th from 4pm to 8pm at the PHS Cafeteria and sports complex.  Tickets are $6 each.  The meal includes chili or soup, crackers, dessert, and drink. Carry outs are available.

The Hope Junior Auxiliary will sponsor the 2nd annual "Fruit Loop 5K, kids fun run, and Fit for Life Festival" at UACCH on February 9th. Events begin at 8am and proceeds go towards the J.A.'s activities for children in Hempstead County. Lance & Associates Real Estate is donating $100 to the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female finisher. Plus, there will be monetary and gift certificates from local sponsors awarded to the Top 3 in each age division. Email for a registration form. Sponsored by JA of Hope & UACCH.

The "Women In Red" event will be held February 10th at 3pm at New Beginning Church of God in Christ at 251 West 2nd in Prescott.  The speaker will be Prophetess Theresa Fields.  Elder Herbert Adams is the host pastor.

Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church will host their 55th Annual Mardi Gras Spaghetti Lunch and Supper, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Lunch will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Supper will be from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. cost is $8.00 dollars. Take out orders are available at the Walker Street entrance and they will deliver orders of 10 or more. 315 South Walker Street in Hope, call, 870-777-3202

The Hamilton-Blakely Senior Center in Prescott will issue commodities on February 13th.  The door will be open from 8am until noon and 1pm to 4pm.  Come by the senior center and update your commodity card before the 13th.  If you have never received commodities you need to come by and sign up

Special Touch Living Hope Bible Study, a Bible Study design to enrich the lives of people with disabilities will be every third Monday of each Month at the Fair Park Community Center in Hope at 6:30 pm. Come, and be a part of an awesome night of Worship and fun as they welcome Leaders of Special Touch Ministries from Wisconsin.

The Southwest Arkansas Development Council is taking applications for the Crisis Energy Assistance program.  For information call 777-2380 or come by 104 South Main in downtown Hope.

If you are a "wounded warrior" please contact the Veterans Service office at the Hempstead County Courthouse or phone 722-8028.

A love fund has been set up for the persons injured in the accident near Beryl Henry  Elementary Monday (Oct. 15th). The Martin Family Love Fund has been established at Bancorp South.   All were injured after the vehicle they were in was hit by a semi tractor trailer rig at the corner of the Bill Clinton Bypass and Main Street

A love fund to cover the burial expenses for Jarod Inscore has been established at the Bank of Prescott. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A love fund has been set up for 17 year old Jordan Laughard at First Bank of Hope. Jordan was seriously injured in a car accident and is recovering.

A Love Fund has been established for Brandon Perkins at Summit Bank in Hope. Brandon has recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and is unable to work at this time. He and his wife Gina are trying to cover medical costs and living expenses for their family with 3 small boys. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. 

The Southwest Arkansas Development Council non-emergency transportation phone numbers have been changed.  If you are from Nevada and Hempstead County you will need to call 888-772-5773 to schedule an appointment

Nevada County Conservatives meets Tuesday nights 6-9pm Collom & Carney Community Room.

Southwest Arkansas Christian School is now enrolling for a 1/2 day, 5 day per week preschool for children ages 3 to 5. After school care will be offered until 3:15 P.M. each day. SWACS is licensed by the state of Arkansas and offers an experienced teacher who is CPR certified. SWACS will be using Handwriting Without Tears, which is the curriculum adopted by the state of Arkansas for use in grades K-5. For more information, call 870-777-4569, or visit the website at SWACS does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sex.

  • Attention:  If you are 55 & older with limited income, Experience Works may have training and employment opportunities for you.  We can help you to: Gain or refresh job skills through training, Get paid, on-the-job experience, or Find employment to enter or rejoin the workforce.  To find out more, call Wayne Pardon, Employment & Training Assistant, with the Hope Workforce Center toll-free at 1-877-781-9953 or visit


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