The Arkansas Department of Health will have vital records services in all local county health units soon. In the meantime, 15 counties are now offering same-day, in-person requests for birth certificates and death certificates. This includes the Hempstead County Health Unit in Hope. The Hempstead County Health Unit is the only health unit in Southwest Arkansas offering this service.
The Hope Police Department reminds everyone a love fund has been set up at the First National Bank of Tom Bean to benefit the Jessica Oller family. If you'd like to contribute, just stop by the bank and ask to contribute to the Jessica Oller Love Fund.
2018 "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program June 19: NHECM Animal Symphony- 2:00pm June 20: American Folk Tales & Songs- 2:00pm June 26: Magic Mr. Nick- 2:00pm June 29: Rockin' Balloon Show- 2:00pm...all programs at the Hempstead County Library at 500 South Elm
New Hope Christian Ministries will sponsor the "Arkansas No Kid Hungry" program this summer at the Prescott/Nevada County Library at 121 West Main in Prescott. The program will be offered Tuesday thru Friday with lunch at noon and a snack at 2pm. The program offers a free lunch and snack for kids under 18.
Vacation Bible School continues thru 22nd from 8:30am until noon at Unity Baptist Church at 402 South Hervey. VBS is for youth who have completed kindergarten through the 6th grade.
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Fulton will hold a benefit program for Sharon Trotter on June 23rd at Charity Baptist Church in Fulton. Choirs are invited to render and "a" and "b" selection or solo. For info call Pastor Jessie Henry at 896-2581
A local group hopes to establish an Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) team in Hempstead County. The American Radio Relay League(ARRL) Field Day event will be held at the Hempstead County Courthouse, Saturday June 23rd. Beginning at 12 noon. Inviting all licensed amateur radio operators and anyone interested in becoming one to check it out. Further information available online at MillerCoutyARES.tk or calling KK5KLK on Hope repeater 146.685 tone 141.8 also at (870)703-9619
Brother Dee Ruple will be the pulpit guest Sunday, June 24, at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road, near Saratoga. Sunday School is at 10:00 am, morning service at 11 am and evening service at 6:00 pm.
Hope Water & Light Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. upstairs in the HWL Conference room. The doors will open at 7:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood of Fulton and Sisterhood of Fulton will hold a benefit for Shelia Blalock on June 30th at 6pm at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 2353 County Road 16 in Blevins. Choirs are invited to render an "a" and "b" selection or solo. For info call Pastor Jessie Henry at 896-2581.
Brother Larry Silvey of Hope will be the pulpit guest Sunday, July 1st, at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road, near Saratoga. Sunday School is at 10:00 am, morning service at 11 am and evening service at 6:00 pm.
HWL office will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day, 4th of July. If you have a water or electric emergency, please call 870-777-3000. If you need to pay your bill, please use the locked night deposit located inside the first double doors on your right. You can also mail your payment to P O Box 2020, Hope, AR 71802 or use your credit card, debit card or electronic check to pay over the telephone at 870-777-3000, computer or through your smart device.
The monthly singing at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road in Saratoga, is Friday, July 6, starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a potluck supper. For directions and information, 870-388-9200.
The 29th annual "Stand Up For America" will be held July 7th at Nashville City Park. Gates open at 5:30pm with local band "Download"...at 6:30 the patriotic show honoring our nation and service men and women of all miliitary branches will get underway...at 7:30pm it's Arkansas's premier classic rock band "Subdue". Fireworks follow at 9:30pm. General Admission is $5, children 12 and under get in free. Bring your lawn chairs. No coolers. For info call the Nashville Chamber at 845-1262
Shover Springs Baptist Church will hold homecoming July 8th with Wayne Johnson preaching. Sunday School at 10am, morning worship at 11am.
St. Luke Baptist Church would like to invite everyone a day of celebration for Family and Friends Day July 8th at 3pm. Special guest church will be Clear Lake Baptist Church and Pastor Floyd Trotter of Wamby, Texas. St. Luke is at 5296 County Road 2 near Fulton.
Shover Springs Baptist Church will be in revival July 9th thru 13th. Mike Taylor will speak on the 9th, Kenneth Bobo on the 10th, Roy Johnson on the 11th, Austin Stokes on the 12th, and Neil Ridling on the 13th. The public is invited.
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Fulton will hold a benefit program for Keosha Gulley on July 14th at the Agape United Church at 8030 278 East in Rosston. Choirs are invited to render an "a" and "b" selection or solo. For info contact Pastor Jessie Henry at 896-2581.
Historic Washington State Park will hold "Music In the Park" July 14th with "Measure of Grace". The program starts at 7:30pm at the 1874 Courthouse and is free. Bring your lawn chairs. Williams Tavern will be open from 11am until 7pm. for info phone 983-2684.
The 12th annual "Red River Heritage Symposium will be held July 20th and 21st at the 1874 Courthouse in Washington from 1pm to 8pm. Cost is $30 for the symposium. Professional development hours for teachers will be offered Friday. For info or reservations phone 983-2684.