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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.

 

ASHDOWN "CASH FOR MY CLASS" FUNDRAISER     NOW UNTIL 06/15/18

 

The Ashdown School District has signed up for Brookshire's "Cash for My Class" School fundraiser. Cash for My Class is a way for parents and other school supporters to earn funds for their school. Brookshire will donate 1% of the purchase of qualifying products to the school. Qualifying products include the following labels: Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods, Full Circle, Simply Done, Food Club, PAWS, Tippy Toes, Pure Harmony, Top Care and Goldenbrook. Stop by the Ashdown Brookshire's store to pick up your tags. They will fit nicely and conveniently on your key ring, so shop at Brookshire's and support the Ashdown School District. You can earn money for the district at any Brookshire's store, Super 1, FRESH, and Spring Market, as long as you scan tag is presented during the purchase transaction. Customers may earn Cash for Their Class through June 15, 2018.

 

DE QUEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR     11/11-11/28

Information submitted by Tammy Whatley

 

Nov. 20        Jr. High and Senior boys @ Foreman 4:00

Nov. 20-24  NO SCHOOL  Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 27        8th & 9th vs. Hot Springs HOME  5:00

Nov. 28       Senior basketball vs. Ashdown HOME 5:30

 

A big thank you to Ricky Tolison for keeping Leopard Coliseum

shiny and sparkling.  We appreciate everythin you do.

 

WICKES LIBRARY POST THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE     11/21-11-24

 

The Wickes Library will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, the week of Thanksgiving, from 10am until 4pm. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

 

BAKE SALE   11/22


There will be a Bake Sale at the Gillham Library Tuesday Nov.21, 2017 starting at 9:00 A.M. until all is sold!
For more info:  870-386-5665.

 

Lighting of the Little River County Courthouse      11/22

 

Lighting of the Little River County Courthouse will be Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00 pm.

 

HORATIO CITY HALL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING     11/23

 

Horatio City Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. We will reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017.

 

DIERKS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED     11/23

 

The Dierks Municipal Building will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving.

 

The trash route for Wednesday, November 22nd will be on Tuesday, November 21st. The trash route that is scheduled for Friday, November 24th will be picked up on Wednesday, November 22nd. Monday's trash route will remain the same.

 

SEVIER COUNTY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE     11/23-11/27

 

The Sevier County Courthouse, Landfill and Solid Waste Satellite Stations will be closed Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Landfill and Solid Waste Stations will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 25th, and the Courthouse will open again at 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 27th.

 

SANTA HOUSE -  OPEN FOR BUSINESS  11/24-12/23

 

Santa House will be opening to the community downtown Broken Bow beginning next Friday 11/24/17 from 4pm-6pm and Saturday 11/25/17 from 12pm-2pm. It will be open on Friday & Saturday every week up till Saturday before Christmas 12/23/17. Children that come to visit Santa will get a special treat and reindeer food.

 

GOSPEL SINGING    11/24

 

The 4th Friday night singing at Milford Union Church, located Southeast of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 at Milford Road will be Friday, November 24th.  Fellowship meal begins at 6:00 pm; singing starts at 7:00 pm. 

 

A&M Presidential Excursion to De Queen   11/28

 

De Queen High School Seniors were chosen by A&M Texarkana to be a part of the Presidential Excursion on Tuesday Nov. 28 beginning at 9:45 in the De Queen Coliseum. All seniors should go to their 3rd period class, take roll and then go to the coliseum.  A&M's  Dr. Cutrer will speak to the students about Admissions Requirements, Colleges, the Success Center, Housing, Scholarships and Student Life.


CHRISTMAS PARADES SCHEDULED     12/02

 

Horatio          2:00 pm   Contact James Dobbins                (870) 582-1962

Lockesburg     4:00 pm   Contact Lockesburg city Hall         (870) 289-3261      Entry Form

De Queen       6:00 pm   Contact The Chamber Office         (870) 584-3225

Foreman         6:00 pm   Contact City of Foreman              (870) 542-7434      Entry Form

 

Ashdown Christmas Parade    12/05

2017 Christmas Parade Sponsored by Little River Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:00 p.m. “A Disney Christmas”   Entry Form

 

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 ADMINISTRATION OFFICE HOURS  

 

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.