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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.

 

GRANNIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHEDULES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL     06/25-06/30

 

Join Grannis Baptist Church as we explore the one-of-a kind treasure in the world June 25-30. We will have a meal at 5:15pm and Vacation Bible School will be from 6-8:30pm.

 

Please call 870 385-7855 for more information or transportation.

 

"MAKER FUN FACTORY" SCHEDULED AT HORATIO METHODIST CHURCH    06/27-06/30

 

Horatio Methodist Church will hold "Maker Fun Factory" Vacation Bible School for the kids & Bible Study for Adults on June 27th through June 30th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm each evening. You may register online at horatiomethodist.com or call Debbie 870 279 3016.

 

TEEN CHEF ACADEMY OFFERED     06/27-06/30

 

Food is essential to life, therefore, make it good is our motto for the upcoming Teen Chef Academy. Area Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents from six counties are coming together to provide an opportunity for local teens to learn the techniques of the pros: whip, simmer, fold, knead, emulsify, sear and more. In addition to hands-on cooking experience, they will receive a cookbook, cooking utensils, a Teen Chef apron and the confidence to prepare meals at home for family and friends.

 

Classes will be taught in the Culinary Arts Lab on the US Cossatot Ashdown Campus for youth aged 13 to 19 from each participating county. The academy will be held June 27-30, Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00a.m.- 3:00p.m. and the cost will be $125. A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration.

 

ASHDOWN CALLS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING     06/29

 

The Ashdown School Board will have a special called board meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda items will include millage election and personnel. Meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

 

SEVIER COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO MEET     07/01

 

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, July 1st, at the Sevier County Museum at 10 a.m.

 

Margaret Wall will talk about the Stalcupp family who were early settlers in this area. 

 

The public is invited.

 

Independence Day Events  07/01-07/04
 

Fri, June 30th Vandervoort 4th of July Celebration 6:30 PM Vandervoort Picnic Grounds $8 for Dance
Sat, July 1st Vandervoort 4th of July Celebration 6:30 AM Vandervoort Picnic Grounds $8 for Dance
  Stand Up For America 5:00 PM Nashville City Park $5 & $10
  Let Freedom Ring 6:00 PM De Queen Sportsplex Free Admission
Tue, July 4th Fireworks in the Park 7:00 AM Lockesburg City Park Free Admission
  Food, Fun & More on July 4 4:00 PM Ashdown City Park Free Admission

LITTLE RIVER COURTHOUSE CLOSED FOR RENOVATION   07/03

The Little River County Courthouse will closed on July 3, 2017 due to the refinishing of the original floor located on the first level of the Courthouse. Business will resume as usual on July 5, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience, but appreciate your patience and understanding.

JULY CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS POSTPONED  

The 4th of July holiday is on Tuesday this year.  Therefore:

The City of Horatio July council meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, July 10th. 

The City of De Queen has rescheduled both council meetings in July.  The Council will meet on July 11th & 25th.

independence day closing   07/04

The City of De Queen will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Trash schedule route for the wee of July 3rd will be:  Tuesday route will be picked up on Wednesday.  All other rates will remain the same.

"Freedom from Blindness”  Run/Walk   07/04

The Lockesburg Lions Club will sponsor their annual "Freedom from Blindness” 10K Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Ida M. Coulter Stone Park in Lockesburg, Arkansas on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 beginning at 7:00 AM.  Cost: $25 (with t-shirt) RECEIVED BY June 16th. After June 16th add $5.  (Virtual runner- $25).  for more information  contact: Terry Chapman, 479-234-1676.  Make checks payable to Lockesburg Lions Club & mail along with the registration to: Lockesburg Lions Club P.O. Box 48  Lockesburg, Arkansas 71846 OR go to: www.GetMeRegistered.com/FreedomFromBlindness

CATTLEMEN'S LIVESTOCK TO BE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY     07-06

The McGrew Family and Cattlemen's Livestock of Glenwood will be closed on Thursday, July 6th for Independence Day to spend time with family. The McGrew Family would like for you to please use this time to spend time with your family also.

For more information, please call Steven McGrew at 870 356 8751 or go to www.cattlemensglenwood.com

THE BALL BROTHERS IN CONCERT    07/07

Ridgeway Baptist Church in Nashville, AR will host the Ball Brothers in concert on Friday, July 7th at 7:00 pm.  Admission is free.  Love offering will be taken.

 

MIGHTY FORTRESS VBS   07/14-15

 

Friendship Baptist Church on North 9th Street in De Queen will hold a two day vacation bible school entitled Mighty Fortress.  Sessions will be Friday, July 14th from 6 - 805 pm and Saturday, July 15th from 9 am-1:00 pm.  Closing Program will begin at 1 pm.  For more information call (870) 784-2188.

 

LIFESHARE BLOOD DRIVE AT TRACTOR SUPPLY ASHDOWN     07/15

LifeShare Blood Center is holding a blood drive Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Tractor Supply, 1030 South Constitution Ashdown, Ar 71822.

Blood supply shortages often happen during the summer, when there are less donations but usage remains constant. The blood donation process – from the time you sign in to the time you leave – usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

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

 

LIFESHARE BLOOD DRIVE AT DOMTAR     07/17

 

LifeShare Blood Center is holding a blood drive Monday, July 17, 2017 from 9:30 pm - 3:00 pm at Domtar, 285 Old Hwy 71, Ashdown, Ar 71822.

Blood supply shortages often happen during the summer, when there are less donations but usage remains constant. The blood donation process – from the time you sign in to the time you leave – usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

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

REVIVAL SERVICES   07/17-07/21

 

Bro. Calvin Parker will be the evangelist at Holly Grove Baptist Church Monday through Friday, July 17-21 at 7:00 each evening.  Special singing nightly.  Refreshments after services on Friday.

 

 

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT LOCKESBURG SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

 

The Physicians Medical Billing will be accepting donations of Non-Perishable food items anytime Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4:30 pm to benefit the Lockesburg Senior Citizens Center. The Physicians Medical Billing is located at 108 E. Main Street in Lockesburg.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Sillavan at 870 584 7936 or Becky Jegstrup at 870 582 1963.

 

"THE BRIDGE" RECOVERY PROGRAM

 

Every Monday Night at 7pm, Mt. Pleasant Church has a program called "The Bridge." This is a recovery program designed to help addicts with their Recovery. For more information, please call 865 466 1531.

 

Mt. Pleasant Church is located on the Old Lockesburg Church.  (Hwy 329) Everyone is invited.

 

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.