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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Cossatot River State Park.     

 

DAISY STATE PARK SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Daisy State Park.

 

HORATIO PRESCHOOL AND LITTLE LIONS EARLY REGISTRATION

 

Attention parents of children who are already three or four, or are turning three of four by August 1, 2017, Horatio ABC Preschool and Horatio Little Lions are having their early registration for the 2017-18 school year. If you would like to enroll your child in Preschool, please come by the preschool, located at 610 Main Street,  west end of the old Horatio Elementary Building, and pick up an application. Please bring your child's Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Shot Record (If 4 years old, must have 4 year shots), 2016 Tax Return or W-2. Children who will be turning 4 by August 1st will be given placement priority.

BENEFIT ACCOUNT SET UP FOR WALLACE WAYNE WOOTEN     04/21

An account has been opened at Bank of Lockesburg for Wallace Wayne Wooten, who was burned in mid-April and admitted to the burn center in Little Rock.  Donations may be made in the bank lobby or drive in window.

 

DE QUEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS     05/01-05/19

 
May 30-June 2 Mon-Fri

Summer ACT Program The times on Monday through Thursday are 4-8 p.m.  Each Friday the time is 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

June 5-9 Mon-Fri Summer ACT Program The times on Monday through Thursday are 4-8 p.m.  Each Friday the time is 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

 

 

HARVEST REGIONAL FOOD BANK MOBILE PANTRY IS COMING TO SEVIER COUNTY     05/24

 

Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute pantry boxes and USDA commodities from Horatio First United Methodist Church located at 304 S. Pennock Street on Wednesday, May 24th from 10 am to noon. With a new schedule, seniors ages 65 and older will be served first, starting at 10 am, followed by 65 and younger.

 

Volunteers are needed to help load boxes into cars. If you can volunteer, please call Harvest Regional Food Bank at 870 774 1398

 

Recipients must bring photo id verifying their age and residence in Sevier County. Distribution is limited to one per household and cannot be picked up for others. USDA commodities will be available for those who meet income requirements and do not receive commodities at another location. Full income guidelines can be found on our website, www.harvestregionalfoodbank.org under Programs/TEFAP. Please note, the day of mobile pantry will be on WEDNESDAY.

 

dE qUEEN yEARBOOK dISTRIBUTION dAY   05/24

 

De Queen High School Yearbook Dedication and Distribution Day will be Wednesday, May 24th. Students will be dismissed from 5th period at 11:30 to go to the cafeteria. Yearbooks will still be on sale for $40.

 

Seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

 

NATIONAL EMS WEEK OBSERVANCE    05/24

 

May 22-26 is National EMS week. Little River Ambulance Service is holding a coffee from 10:30 - 12:00 on Wednesday, May 24th. Everyone is invited to attend. Come on out and let's show our local EMS how much we appreciate there service.

 

 

LUNCH AND LEARN    05/25

 

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will host a  Lunch & Learn seminar on Thursday, May 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Weyerhaeuser Room on UA Cossatot's De Queen campus.  The program will be focused on Free and Local Small Business Marketing - must-know information for all businesses in our area.
 

Chamber members and their staff are invited to this Lunch & Learn seminar at no cost so please RSVP Patrick Massey  at 582-5746.  Non-Members will be charged a fee.

 

APC&E Commission's may Meeting      05/25

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission’s regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017
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4th FRIDAY SINGING     05/26

 

Solid Rock Full Gospel Church will be having a 4th Friday singing on Friday, May 26th at 6:30pm with a potluck meal to follow.

 

The church is located 1/4 mile South of Horatio on Hwy 41. Everyone is welcome.

 

BIG BASS TOURNAMENT      05/27

 

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will host their 28th annual Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival scheduled for this Saturday, May 27 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on De Queen, Dierks and Gillham Lakes. We've got over $14,000 in cash and other prizes to give away, so if you or anyone you know enjoys bass fishing, make sure to sign up and fish the lake of your choice!

The chamber office will be open Thursday and Friday for anyone wanting to register early in person. Late registration will be available at each lake the morning of the tournament.

 

 

BLOOD DRIVE AT DE QUEEN WAL-MART     05/27

 

LifeShare is having a public blood drive Saturday, May 27th at De Queen Wal-Mart, 926 East Collin Raye Drive, De Queen, AR from 2:00 pm., on the LifeShare bus.

 

Volunteer blood donation is vital to many treatments needed for patients, including those with cancer, blood disorders, and accident victims.

 

For more information, go to www.lifeshare.org or call 903-794-3173.

 

WICKES DANIEL CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES     05/29

 

Memorial Day services will be held at the Wickes Daniel Cemetery on Monday, May 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m. We will have a potluck lunch afterwards — outdoors, weather permitting; indoors if it’s raining. Bring your favorite foods and folding lawn chairs; paper plates and cups and cutlery will be provided.

 

SEVIER COUNTY LANDFILL AND COURTHOUSE CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY     05/29

 

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, the Sevier County Courthouse and Sevier County Landfill will be closed Monday, May 29th and resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, May 30th.

 

CITY OF DE QUEEN CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY     05/29

 

The City of De Queen will be closed May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

 

The trash schedule route for the week of May 29th will be:

 

Monday will be picked up on Tuesday.

Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday will remain the same.

 

Pilgrim's Pride Blood Drive Friday, June 2

LifeShare is having a public blood drive Friday, June 2 at Pilgrims Pride, 401 South 3rd Street in De Queen from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on the LifeShare bus. 

Volunteer blood donation is vital to many treatments needed for patients, including those with cancer, blood disorders, and accident victims. For more information, go to www.lifeshare.org or call 903-794-3173.

 

 

DUGAN WARD MEMORIAL SCHEDULED     06/03

 

Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual Richmond Fish Fry in Memory of Dugan Ward scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. This year the proceeds will be divided evenly among the Ashdown City Park, the Ashdown Shooting Sports Team, the Bubba Adams Scholarship, and the Richmond Cemetery Pavilion Project.


Items donated last year included things such as guns, fire pits, gift cards, jewelry, yeti coolers, and much more. We expect this year to be no different; just bigger and better! Along with the fish fry and auction there will also be a live concert presented by Texas Country Male Vocalist of the Year Koe Wetzel and a memorial set up to honor others in Little River County who have passed away at an early age.

 

Last year’s event brought in $23,000 for various groups and organizations in the community. We hope to exceed that level with this year’s event. Thank you for helping us remember Dugan and organizations/projects that we believe he would want us to contribute to.
 

72ND ANNUAL HOMECOMING CELEBRATION AT THE BELLEVILLE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION     06/04

 

The Belleville Cemetery Association will be having their 72nd annual Homecoming celebration at 10:45 AM on Sunday, June 4th at the historic Belleville Church located two miles south of Lockesburg on Highway 317.  This year's homecoming will feature guest speaker and gospel singer Marlon Sharp. Anyone is welcome to attend the Belleville Homecoming, and those that do come are encouraged to being a covered dish and a lawn chair to take part in the Homecoming Pot Luck that will follow the service.

 

BASEBALL DEFENSIVE SKILLS CAMP     06/15

 

Horatio High School will host a baseball defensive skills camp for players age 7-15 on Thursday, June 15 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Horatio High School Baseball Field. Cost is $40 per individual (additional siblings $20) and participants will receive training from Horatio coaches and current and former players on the defensive skills of baseball, with an emphasis on throwing and catching. Players will break off into position groups for position specific training. Catchers WILL NEED to bring catchers gear.

Please call (870) 381-7285 to pre-register or email
lspigner@horatioschools.org. Campers who pre-register before June 8th will receive a camp t-shirt.
 

DE QUEEN/SEVIER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES     06/17

 

Through a partnership with UA Cossatot, the chamber will present a series of movies throughout the summer months at the UA Cossatot Amphitheater in De Queen. The first showing is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 starting at 8:30 p.m. Future showings are scheduled for July 15 and August 12. Movie listings will be available on the chamber's Facebook page.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their viewing pleasure. Student groups will operate the concession stand for visitors wanting refreshments.
 

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

DE QUEEN CITY POOL SCHEDULE FOR 2017

 

Hours of Public Swim:    Monday - Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

                                 Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

                                 Sunday: Closed

 

General Admission: $3.00

Season Pass: $50.00 per person

Family Passes: $200.00 for 4 or more

 

For more information about Pool Parties, Swim Lessons or Senior Swim Times click here

 

 

BEEKEEPERS MONTHLY MEETING

 

Sevier County Arkansas Beekeepers meet the last Monday of each month, 6 pm in the Adams Building at UA Cossatot in De Queen.  Meetings are open discussion about bees for senior beekeepers to those wanting to get into beekeeping. For more information call or message Lynne Keller at (870) 631-0916 or visit the Facebook page for Sevier County Arkansas Beekeepers.

 

DE QUEEN-SEVIER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOURS

 

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce office at 315 West Stilwell Avenue in De Queen will be staffed for several hours throughout the week to provide a chance for both visitors to and residents of Sevier County to meet with chamber officials and learn more about the organization and area.


Currently, the office will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Hours may change in the future to better meet the needs of the public and other visitors.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

 

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm until 7pm at 511 W. Stillwell Ave. in De Queen (In the basement of the old Library.)

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

 

Narcotics Anonymous meets from 12 Noon to 1pm every Saturday at 511 W. Stillwell Ave. (The basement of the old Library)  in De Queen.

De QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY

The De Queen Church of Christ across from the hospital will open its food pantry every Tuesday from 9 am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

The public libraries in Sevier County schedule special programs and events each month.  For this month's information check out the Library Snippets page by clicking here.

AMERICAN LEGION MONTHLY MEETING

American Legion Post 54 meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Legion Hut, 513 N. 8th Street in De Queen.  For more information contact Dave Dampier at (870) 582-4564.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH

Joy Fellowship Ministries of the Horatio Assembly of God Church hosts a community lunch on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Lunch is served at the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall from 11 am - 1 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  There is no charge, just lots of food, joy and fellowship.

FREE EDUCATION SEMINAR

The De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library will host a free education seminar to answer questions about Arkansas Medicaid, ARKids First and your benefits from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month from December 2016 to June 2017.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

UA Cossatot is offering free English classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in the Adult Education Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes are available. For more information, call Jennifer Black at 584-1135.

AFTER SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM

Saint Barbara Catholic Church is participating in an after school child nutrition program by serving snacks every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 642-2256.

GILLHAM TIGERS 4H CLUB

The Gillham Tigers 4H Club will be meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 at the Gillham Fire Station. Kids ages 5-19 are welcome to join. For more information call Dianne Rosson at 870 582 1738 or Susan Shelton at 870 582 4410.

SOUP KITCHEN

The Horatio 1st Assembly of God will hold a soup kitchen on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 am - 1 pm in the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall (across from the football field). The meal is free and everyone is invited.

ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Adult Education Program on the UA Cossatot, Sevier County campus is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 8 pm and from 7:30 am until 3 pm on Friday. The program provides assistance to adults preparing for their GED or adults learning English.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MONTHLY MEETING

Regular meetings of the Friends of the Library are scheduled to be held at 4 pm on the third Thursday of each month at the library in De Queen. Members will be notified of any changes to the schedule.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Parent of De Queen Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders are encouraged to collect boxtops. The boxtop collections will help the De Queen Primary purchase additional playground equipment.

FREE CLOTHING FOR NEEDY  

The Seventh Day Adventist community services will be giving away free clothing each Thursday from 9 am til 11 am.  Everyone is welcome.  The church is located at 1446 Red Bridge Road.  For more information call 870 784-1899.

De Queen Band Boosters

Band Boosters meet every second Tuesday in the month, 6:30 pm. @ the band hall.

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARIES HOURS

De Queen Horatio
200 West Stilwell Avenue
(870) 584-4364

Mon-Fri     9a - 5p
Sat          9a - 12p

108 Main Street
(870) 832-6882

Tues & Thurs          9:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch     12:30p-1p
Wednesday            1:00-5:00p
Sat                       9a-12p

Lockesburg Gillham
112 East Main Street
(870) 289-2233

Wed & Thurs          8:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch     12:30p-1p
Sat                       8:30a-12:30p

202 West 2nd Street
(870) 386-5665

Tues & Thurs          9:00a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch     12:30p-1p
Sat                       9a-2p

WICKES LIBRARY HOURS

Wickes
109 S Main Street          (Old Post Office)
Wednesday        Noon - 5:00pm
Thursday           9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday               9:00am - 5:00pm
 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS TWICE WEEKLY 

Narcotics Anonymous meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm at 511 West Stilwell in De Queen (in the basement of the Old Library)

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK NATURAL AREA  PROGRAMS

Enjoy your stay at Arkansas's Natural State by attending a few of our scheduled activities.  Discover the many wonderful diverse qualities of the Cossatot River by bringing your family, friends to any of our programs.  All activities listed are free except our guided kayak tours, workshops, and classes and open to anyone who wants to attend.  Visit with the Park interpreters Walker and Flanary to experience the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area first hand. 

Davy Ashcraft Cossatot River State Park officer said you can get the most up-to-date information about the State Park's activities by visiting their website.  Click here

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 

Domestic violence support groups meetings every Wednesday at 5pm.  Support groups provide a safe environment where the victim/survivor can network, receive support and obtain helpful resources that assist in their healing and build a healthier and happier life.  For information regarding location of group, please call at SWADVC 870-642-2141.”

foster families needed

DHS is actively recruiting quality family foster homes and other volunteers.  Orientations are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the DHS office in Miller county from 4-5:30.  This meeting is open to the general public.  For more information on foster parenting contact Judy Houff at 870.773.0563.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS TO OFFER BASIC AND INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

 

The American Red Cross at 821 Spruce Street in Texarkana , TX is offering basic and instructor level classes in the following: Adult CPR, infant/child CPR, First Aid and more.  For a schedule or more information call 903-793-5602.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS...........2ND WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH

A caregiver support group, sponsored in part by the Southwest Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, has monthly meetings in Texarkana .

Nancy Bailey, of the Agency on Aging office in Magnolia, says the group meets at 1:30 PM, the second Wednesday of each month at Brentwood Outreach located at 3418 Richmond Road . Bailey says the support group teaches caregivers how to maximize their own well being and how to deal with the stress of caring for others.

Information is available by calling Nancy Bailey of the Area Agency on Aging office in Magnolia. The toll-free number within Arkansas is 1-800-272-2127.

CHALICE CUPBOARD OPERATING HOURS 

The Chalice Cupboard food ministry located at 315 North 5th Street in De Queen is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 until 3:15 pm for distribution of food to individuals in emergency situations. All work is on a volunteer basis.  If you would like to donate your money or time, call 642-3420.

 

DILWORTH CUMBERLAND CHURCH GOSPEL SINGING  2nd FRIDAY

The Dilworth Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the curve of Red Bridge Road and Stringtown Road is having their Second Friday Night Gospel Singing and Potluck the second Friday of each month.  Potluck begins at 6 p.m. and singing starts at 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate.  For more information, call Pastor Byron Sullivan at 870-784-1293.  

MENA MS GROUP MEETS FIRST SATURDAY                    

The Mena Support Group of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in Room #156 at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.  For more information, call Chuck Hannay at 870-385-2315.

 

PLEASANT MANOR NURSING HOME BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS  EVERY WEDNESDAY


Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Ashdown is offering free blood pressure checks every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. with free coffee and donuts.  The nursing home is located at 950 Homestead in Ashdown.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE VISITS SCHEDULED

 

The local Social Security office in Texarkana has moved to a new location at 5735 Summerhill Road in Texarkana, TX, one mile north of I-30 and next door to Northside Assembly of God Church. Call 1-800-772-1213 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday

 

Supplemental Security income (SSI) pays monthly checks to people who are aged, disabled or blind and who do not own much or have much income.  SSI is not just for adults.  monthly checks can be paid to disabled and blind children.  To find out if you are eligible, call 1-800-772-1213.