Entry forms for the Miss Hempstead County Pageant and the talent contest are now available at Tammy Calhoun's Beauty Shop across from the
old Hope Star, at Studio 107, and at the Chamber of Commerce office. The pageant is set for September 7th. For info phone Suzy Powell at 703-
Tickets are now available for the Piney Wood Friends of NRA dinner and auction set for September 28th at 5:30pm at the Nevada County
Fairgrounds. For info or tickets phone Brenda at 703-0271 or Brandon at 331-9975.
LifeShare Blood Center will hold a community drive Tuesday, August 20 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at Prescott High School.
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church at 412 Bill Clinton Drive will be in revival each evening through August 21st. Services start at 7pm.
The speaker Tuesday is Dusty Lewis, the speaker Wednesday is Lane Garner. For info contact
host pastor Glenn Ridings at 331-4292.
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening for the Hope High, School-based health center Tuesday, August 20th from 10-11 am on the HHS Campus.
The Hope Water & Light Commission will meet August 21st at 7:30am upstairs at the Water & Light office at 105 North Elm. The public
is welcome to attend.
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Wednesday, August 21st from 9:30-11 am at Banner Hope, 235 Smith Road.
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce 4th Thursday Slip Away is August 22nd from 4:30-7 pm in downtown Hope. The theme is "Artwalk"
The monthly singing at Southside Baptist Church, Highway 29 South across from the college in Hope, is Friday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm. Potluck supper will be served.
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Express Tire & Wheel Saturday, August 24th. at 10:00 am at 510 East Third Street.
The Children's Health Expo is Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 am-noon at Hempstead Hall in Hope. The event is sponsored by the Wellness Aliance. Free rides by calling CADC-Hope at 870-724-5080 to schedule. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
LifeShare Blood Center will hold a community drive Saturday, August 24, 9:30 – 2:30 pm, at Hempstead County Health Expo 2500 South Main Street, Hempstead Hall, in Hope.
The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site "An Evening of Jazz Festival" will be Saturday, August 24, starting at 4:00 pm. Jazz musicians showcasing their talents are Kenneth Wiley of Prescott, G-Code Band of Dallas Texas, and the National Park Service's own Arrowhead Jazz Band of New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in New Orleans Louisiana. The music will be inside the Virginia Clinton Kelley Memorial Garden on the grounds of the National Historic Site on the corner of Division and Hervey Street in Hope. More information is available at www.nps.gov/wicl.
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Fulton and St. John Baptist Church will hold a benefit for Earnest Purifoy on August 24th at 6pm at St. John
Baptist Church in Bluff City. Choirs are invited to render an "a" and "b" selection. For info contact Pastor Jessie Henry at 703-8994.
Generation Next Youth Group community informational meeting will be Sunday, August 25th at 6:00 pm in the Upchurch Center in Prescott. More information at 870-887-3996
Lonoke Missionary Baptist Church, 702 South Hazel Street in Hope, will celebrate it's 145 anniversary Sunday, August 25th at 3:00 pm. Theme: Presenting Jesus Christ as the Absolute Solution to sin. For 145 years standing in the Power of the Holy Spirit." Special guest will be Pastor Roderick McCollum of First Baptist Rockport of Malvern. Rev. Alvin Hunter, pastor.
LifeShare Blood Center will hold a community drive Tuesday, August 27, 8 am – 2:30 pm, at Nevada High School in Rosston.
LifeShare Blood Center will hold a community drive Wednesday, August 28, 8:30 – 2:30 pm, at Blevins High School.
Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening at the new Hempstead County Library in Hope, Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 am-11:00 am
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Wednesday, August 28th from 9:30-11 am will be hosted by the
Hempstead County Fair at the chamber office
The quarterly 5th Friday night singing at Antioch Baptist Church, 304 Hempstead 37 near Nashville, is Friday, August 30th, starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a potluck supper.
The 22nd Annual Chairty Golf Scramble presented by the Hope High Golf Team is set for August 31st. Shotgun at 9am. Entry fee is $100 per
team. Gold sponsorship pays entry for 2 teams and Silver sponsorship for 1 team. First place winner gets $120 gift certificate, 2nd place an $80 gift
certificate, and 3rd place a $60 gift certificate. The number of flights will be determined by the number of team. Mulligans can be purchased for $20.
For info or to be a sponsor phone Mike Godwin at 826-4527 or Daniel Hampton at 292-9883.
The annual "Farm Fresh" Ladies Banquet at Victory Baptist Church, 1/2 mile past the soccer field on the Spring Hill Road, Hope, is Saturday,
August 31st at 1:00 pm. There will be food, games, prizes, and a devotion. Details at 870-397-1986.
The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Watermelon Weigh-Off in Historic Washington Saturday, August 31. 9:00 am Registration and 11:00 am
The weigh-off is a joint partnership between the Old Washington Farmers Market and the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce.
"The Best of the Second City" sketch and improv comedy theater will be at Hempstead Hall in Hope Tuesday, September 3rd. The show will follow a
three-course dinner. Doors open at 5:30 pm. dinner served at 6:00 pm with the show starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $55-$65, tables of six are
$400-$500 and can be purchased at hempsteadhall.com or 870-722-8565
Descendants of Buck and Lizza Clark will hold their annual reunion Sunday, September 1st at the Hope Fair Park Community Center. Lunch will be
served at 12:30 pm. For information, call 870-826-0866 or 870-921-4557.
U.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman will host a mobile office on Thursday, September 5th at the Hempstead County Courthouse in Hope from
2:45 to 3:45 p.m. These offices are ideal for constituents who live further away from the primary district offices to meet with staff and discuss any issues that they’re having with the government (including foreign adoptions, passports, federal aid, etc.)
The monthly singing at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road, Saratoga, is Friday, September 6th at 6:30 pm. There will be potluck supper. For information, call 870-388-9200.
Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will hold a 3-D Archery Tournament on Saturday, September 7. Stagger start 8 a.m. to noon. Bring the family and brush up your skills or learn a new sport. Awards will be given to the first three places in each division. Call the office at 870-983-2740 to register or for more information. $5 for youth, $10 for adults and $20 for families.
Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road near Saratoga, will have its 73rd Anniversary Sunday, September 8th. SundaySchool at 10 am, morning service at 11, followed by dinner at the church. (Evening service at 5 pm.) For information, call 870-388-9200.
Historic Washington State Park will hold a Trial By Jury dinner and drama on Saturday, September 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Experience 19th century justice in Washington as you take part in the “Trial by Jury” series. The evening will begin with a meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant and then will proceed to the trial drama. Reservations are required. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children under the age of 14. For more information, call
A forklift certification training class will be held at the University of Arkansas Hope campus on Saturday, September 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Technical & Industrial Building room 160. The class is $75 per person and is limited to a maximum of 15 participants available on a first, come, first-serve basis. The class is compliant with OSHA specifications and provides a three-year certification. A forklift operator card and certificate will be awarded to attendees after successfully completing the course. For more information or to register, contact Akili Moses Israel at 870.722.8162 or email@example.com.
National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated Saturday, September 14th at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus. Free admission. Events will include: kids fishing derby, archery, shotgun shooting, games, crafts, tours, food vendors and more. Call 870-983-2790.
A spaghetti Supper & Cornhole Tournament fundraiser for the Bingen Community Center is Saturday, September 14th. There will also be live music. Tournament begins at 4 pm, serving begins at 5 pm at the Bingen Community Center. Tournament is $20 per team with a 50% winner payout. Meal by donation. All proceeds go to updates and repairs. Contact Mark Dale, Jeff Lemons, Eli VanCamp or Michael Beene for more details.
Seeking Revival services September 15-18 at Providence Baptist Church, 5770 Highway 29 South of Hope. Evangelist is Dr. Neal Clark. Special music Sunday by Arnetta Bradford, Monday by Jay Pollan & The Sonlighters, Tuesday by the Bois D'Arc Bottom Boys and Wednesday by Brady Rhodes. Sunday evening service at 6 pm and 7 pm Monday-Wednesday. Casey Curtis, pastor.
The Junior Auxiliary of Hope will hold their 57th Annual Spaghetti Supper Tuesday, September 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm, drive-thru only at Hempstead Hall in Hope. Tickets are $8 and available from any JA member. Proceeds go towards scholarships for Hempstead County students.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced a Mobile Office will be visiting Hope on Thursday, September 19th for The Hempstead County Mobile Office Initiative. The event will be held at the Hope Senior Citizen’s Center, 102 South Main Street, beginning at 10:00 am. This is an opportunity for area residents to voice concerns and ask questions. The AG office will also partner with Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton to provide the community with an organized drug take back event. Residents are encouraged to bring any expired, unused prescription medications to this event from 10:00 to 11:30 am. An identity theft and scam presentation will be held from 11:00 to 11:30 and everyone is welcome to attend.---
The monthly singing at Guernsey Baptist Church, 4284 Hempstead 2, is Friday, September 20th. at 6:00 pm. Potluck supper will be served
- The monthly singing at Southside Baptist Church, Highway 29 South across from the college in Hope, is Friday, September 27th at 6:00 pm. Potluck supper will be served.
- Unity Baptist Church will offer the "Living Proof Simulcast" study with Beth Moor and worship with Travis Cottrell September 28th at Unity Baptist Church at 402 South Hervey in Hope. Doors open at 8am for registration and breakfast. Tickets may be purchased at Unity for $25. Tickets purchased before September 15th will include lunch. For info visit the Facebook page "UBCHope"...