Hundreds enjoyed Lions fish and Tyson chicken Thursday (4-17) on the UACCH campus at the 21st annual UACCH Fish Fry. The event also marked a ribbon-cutting for the new Anthony-Routon Amphitheater at the college. The ribbon was cut by Bonnie Routon surrounded by members of the Anthony and Routon families. Also honored was Randy and Sonya Odom for their work on the new facility. Hope Mayor Dennis Ramsey made the official remarks on behalf of the Chamber and the City of Ho. He asked the crowd members from Hope and Hempstead County to recognize themselves for voting for the tax to build Hempstead Hall. Prior to the ribbon-cutting the Hope High Jazz Cats became the first musical group to perform on the new stage and following the ribbon-cutting the "Eskimo Brothers" from Nashville, Tennessee headlined the first concert at the new venue. The trio performed a variety of "rockabilly" favorites to a highly enthusiastic crowd. The group has a local tie as one of the members is the grandson of UACCH Vice-Chancellor Jerald Barber.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday April 16th was hosted by the Hope Farmers Market and Arkansas Drug Court. The two entities have worked together on the annual Farmers Market at Third and Elm. Drug Court often provides volunteers to help with the set-up and take-down at the market each week.
Pictured in no particular order is Sandra Hundley, Amanda Jordan, Teresa Pribilski, Jodi Coffee, Judy Flowers, Arlice Pettit, Tony Patterson, Billy O'Rorke, Shelia Ballard, Sandy Martin, David Patterson, Joe Kuhn, and Randall Hairen.
The Farmer's Market will be open each Tuesday morning at 7am starting in May. It will once again be located at 3rd and Elm behind Wilson Furniture.
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Monday, April 14, 2014
The Hope Lions Club welcomed a new member Monday April 14th. J.T. Nurmohamed recently joined the club and was officially sworn in by Lion John Collier. J.T. is the manager of Apex Communications which is the A.T.& T. store in the Hervey Square Shopping Center. His wife Heather was on hand for the meeting to watch him being sworn in. Joining J.T. is his sponsor Lion Mark Keith.
A Lion was honored for 25 years of membership Monday April 14th; however, the award was about 3 years late! Lion Keith Wood was due a 25 year membership award in 2011. At the time, he was working in Kosevo. Wood recently returned home and opened a law office on North Hervey and has resumed active membership in the club. Lion John Collier made sure Wood received his citation from 2011.
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The Hope Lions Club heard from one of their own Monday April 14th. Hempstead Hall Technical Director Valerie Sanders gave a program about Hempstead Hall. She noted in 2013 over 34,000 people visited the new facility and this year over 350 events are scheduled for Hempstead Hall
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