The Ashdown Fire Department in cooperation with Arkansas Red Cross will install free smoke alarms for Ashdown residents. These smoke alarms have a 10 year battery. Sign up with Red Cross by leaving your name, address and phone number at (501) 420-3533 or call Jake Smith at (870) 571-7928.
Event Flyers are now located on Upcoming Events page
Free Smoke Alarms
Brothers keepers Ride
Brother's Keepers Motorcycle Club will host Rumble in the Park Scavenger Ride on Saturday, August 25th. Registration starts at 9 am. First bike out at 10 am. There will be a high hand payout. Benefits the Sevier County Toys for Tots. For more information contact Joey at (580) 306-2584 or Jerry at (870) 784-6283.
The weather caused the July 3rd fireworks in De Queen to be delayed by several hours, so another free fireworks display has been scheduled for Saturday, September 1st during Labor Day weekend. Vendors are welcome to set up booths to sell food and other items. There will also be an “open mike” for karaoke singing. To register for vendor booths or karaoke, contact the Park Dept at (870) 642-4140.
Continuing Ed Classes
Continuing Education courses begin in September and there are three ways participants can sign up. Registration is available online at CCCUA.edu/conted, in person Monday through Friday at the UA Cossatot De Queen campus between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by mailing registration forms and payment to 183 College Drive in De Queen. Questions can be referred to the college at 870-584-4471.
Horatio Cheer Team Fundraiser
Members of the Horatio Cheer team announced they would be holding several fund raisers to help team members can travel to Disney World November 29th to December 2nd to march in the parade. They are selling chances on a 7mm-08 or 270 rifle as well as holding on-line auctions for baked goods. Visit their facebook page at Horatio Cheer Auctions or call (870) 557-1295 for more information.
Tyson Donates to Senior Center
Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex recently donated over 600 pounds of Tyson ground beef to the Cossatot Senior Center in Wickes, AR. The Senior Center prepares meals daily for area Senior Citizens and also delivers meals to many Seniors in the South Polk County area. Tyson appreciates the contributions made by our Senior Citizens in the local communities where we live and work.
Accepting the donation at our Tyson Plant in Grannis on August 1, 2018 were:
L-R: Tim Norman, Grannis Plant Manager, Jennifer Hallum, President and CEO of The Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Pat Stewart and Zack Frachiseur, Cossatot Senior Citizen Center volunteers.
Registration Open for Pee Wee Football
Parents of interested players can participate in early registration by submitting the required forms to the De Queen Parks and Recreation office. Early registration is permitted now through August 13th and regular registration will take place August 13th-29th. Chris Hale can be contacted at the parks office by calling 870-642-4140 or his cell phone at 870-784-3852
AHS PPMB DRUM MAJOR ATTENDS SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP
Ashdown High School Purple Pride Marching Band Drum Major Leah Lovell attended the SASI Drum Major Training Camp at the University of North Texas June 21-24.
Food Drive for Senior Citizens Center
The offices of Randy Walker, MD collected over 7,000 cans of food during a two week contest by staff members. 1st through 4th place prizes were awarded to members of the 4 teams. First place prize was two vacation days, 2nd place was one vacation day, 3rd place 1/2 vacation day, and 4th place received gift cards.
WEEK 10 FREE GAS FRIDAY WINNERS
Christina Sherry of De Queen picked up a check for $50 in Week 10 of Number One Country's Free Gas Friday drawing. Christina registered at TJs in De Queen.
ALSO WINNING THIS WEEK
Linda Murry also picked up a check for $50 for Free Gas. Linda registered at Vaught Care Clinic in Horatio.
Free Gas Friday - Week 8 Winner
April Klitz of Winthrop picked up a check for $50 after her name was drawn during Week 8 of Number One Country's Free Gs Friday contest. A[ril registered at Baker's Saw Shop in Lockesburg.
Another Free Gas Friday Winner
Connie Fisher's name was drawn as one of the winners of Number One Country's Week 9 Free Gas Friday Contest. Connie Registered at Gentry Chevrolet in De Queen.