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.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with help in paying utility bills. The program pays benefits of fixed amounts based upon household income. Eligibility is based on annualized income and the number of members in the household. Persons in Hempstead County may apply on Thursdays from 8:30am until noon at First Baptist Church at 315 South Main. Persons in Nevada County can apply Wednesday from 8:30am until noon at the County Office in Prescott at 118 West Elm. If you have questions phone Sylvia Brown at 777-8540
Hempstead Hall will show the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" August 17th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $4 for all ages. For info visit hempsteadhall.com
2018 ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL will be held August 18th at 5pm at the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
Historic Washington State Park will hold the final "Music In the Park" August 18th. The program will feature Jerrome Underwood and "Bluegrass Reunion". There will also be a Hempstead County Songwriting contest. The program begins at 7pm on the 1874 Courthouse Lawn. Admission is free Those attending should bring lawn chairs. If you'd like to enter the songwriting contest call the park visitors center at 983-2684. Applications to enter must be postmarked August 3rd.
The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will hold a hunter education course August 18th For info phone 983-2790 or visit grandviewprairiecec.com
Brother Charles Jones of Hope is the new pastor at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road in Saratoga. Sunday School is at 10:00 am, morning service at 11:00 am and evening service at 6:00 pm
The Hope for America Tea Party will be meeting on Thursday, August 23rd at 7 pm at Big Jakes. the public is invited
Historic Washington State Park will hold a program called "Quilting for Beginners" on August 25th at 10am. Cost is $25. For info or reservations phone the park at 983-2684.
The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will hold an ATA registered shoot August 25th from 9am until 3:30pm. There will also be a program on bow fishing at 6pm. For info phone 983-2790 or visit grandviewprairiecec.com
St. Luke #2 Baptist Church will celebrate their annual homecoming Sunday august 26th at 2:30pm. Special gues church and pastor will be New Bethel Baptist Church and Pastor Curtis Hughey. The public is invited. For info phone 870-896-2281. James T. Conway is the host pastor and La Shaun Helm is church clerk.
Historic Washington State Park will hold their annual watermelon weigh-off September 1st at 11am at the Old Washington Farmers Market. The event is free. For info phone the park at 983-2684.
The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will hold a 3D archer tournament September 1st at 8am. For info phone 983-2790 or visit grandviewprairiecec.com
The monthly singing at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road in Saratoga, will be Friday, September 7, starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a potluck supper. For information, call 870-388-9200.
Hempstead Hall will show the movie "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" September 7th at 6:30pm. Admission is $4 for all ages. For info hempsteadhall.com
The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will hold a progrm on survival skills September 8th at 1pm. There will also be a "second Saturday" fishing derby at 8am. For info phone 983-2790 or visit grandviewprairiecec.com
Hempstead Hall will show the movie "The Incredibles 2" September 21st at 6:30pm. Cost is $4 for all ages. For info hempsteadhall.com
Hempstead Hall will present the Blackwood Quartet in concert September 22nd at 7pm. For tickets visit hempsteadhall.com
Hempstead Hall and the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council will present "The Leatherwoods" in concert September 23rd at 2pm. For info visit hempsteadhall.com
Hempstead Hall will present "The Little River Band" in concert October 5th at 7pm. For tickets visit hempsteadhall.com