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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.

 

ACCOUNT SET UP FOR BRANDON HAGOOD

 

First State Bank has set up a benefit account for Brandon Hagood, who was involved in an automobile accident on July 17th. These funds will help with medical and financial needs for Brandon and his family.

 

For more information, please call the bank at 870 642 4423.

 

De Queen Public Schools Events for    09/19-09/26

 

Sept. 19 Fall retakes De Queen High School
Sept. 19 3rd-5th gr. Fall pictures
Sept, 19-20 District Golf @ Camden
Sept. 20 K-2 Fall pictures
Sept. 21 Cross Country @ Atlanta, TX
Sept. 21 Senior Girls Tennis HOME 4:00
Sept. 21 Cubs vs. Magnolia HOME 5:30
Sept. 22 Homecoming royalty announced at Pep Rally
Sept. 22 Middle School Fall pictures
Sept. 22 Leopards @ Hope 7:00
Sept. 26 Tennis @ Nashville 4:00

 

 

LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER BLOOD DRIVES     09/15-09/26
 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  Wal-Mart-Nashville, from 2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. 1710 South 4th Street, Nashville, AR 71852. On the LifeShare Bus.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  Howard Memorial Hospital-11:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M. 130 Medical Circle, Nashville, AR 71852. On the LifeShare Bus.

Sevier County Election Commission MEETING    09/19

The Sevier County Election Commission will meet on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. in the Sevier County Clerk’s Office. This meeting is to canvass results for the 2017 Sevier County School Election. The Absentee and Early Results will be canvassed beginning at 5:00 P.M. Election Day results will be canvassed as Poll Locations return their information to the Court House after the Polls close at 7:30 P.M.

This meeting is open to the public.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY IN HORATIO   09/20

Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute pantry boxes and USDA commodities from Horatio First United Methodist Church located at 304 S Pennock St., AR on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 10 am to noon.

OPEN SOUP KITCHEN     09/21

Wickes Pentecostal church of God soup kitchen will serve meals. Thursday, September 21 2017 3-6 pm

MENU
     Potato soup
     Bread
     Dessert

Come get take out on way home from work. Or eat with us. Come and Dine.

NBC 6 COMING TO DE QUEEN FRIDAY     09/22

De Queen High School has been chosen as the NBC 6 Spirit Stick Winner this week. There will be a Leopard Pep Rally at 5:30 A.M. and Channel 6 will film the pep rally for their morning show. This is an opportunity for our school to show its pride all across Arkansas. Please join the De Queen High School on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 A.M. in the De Queen High School Coliseum.

SOLID ROCK FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 4TH FRIDAY NIGHT SINGING     09/22

Solid Rock Full Gospel Church will be having a 4th Friday singing on Friday, September 22nd at 6:30pm with a potluck meal to follow.

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

DISTRICT FLU CLINIC FORMS DUE FRIDAY    09/22

The Ashdown School District flu clinic will be October 10th. Forms were sent home with students on Monday, September 18th and are due Friday, September 22nd. The Health Department will not accept any late forms.

4TH FRIDAY NIGHT SINGING     09/22

Milford Union Church, located SE of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 at Milford Road will hold their 4th Friday Night singing. Fellowship will begin at 6:00 PM with Singing to start at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.

REVIVAL AT DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY   09/24-09/25

Revival with Dean & Peggy Caldwell @ De Queen First Assembly 1440 W. Collin Raye Drive Sunday, Sept. 24th 10:30 am and 6 pm, Monday & Tuesday, September 25th & 26th 7 pm.  For more information call 870-584-3435.

MT. ZION CAMP MEETING IN ATHENS, AR     09/24

The Mt. Zion Camp Meeting, located in Athens, AR, will begin Sunday, Sept. 24 and go thru Wednesday, Sept. 27.  There will be nightly services at 7:00 p.m.  This is 137 years for the camp meeting.  Everyone is welcome.

JOHNSON BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED FOR INSPECTION     09/25

Johnson Bridge on Johnson Bridge Road will be closed for a portion of the day Monday, September 25th for inspection by the State Highway Department. This closure is subject to weather conditions.

ELECTION COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULED     09/25

The Sevier County Election Commission will meet on Monday September 25, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sevier County Clerk’s Office. This meeting is to conduct hearings for those voters who voted in the School Election on a provisional ballot. If no military ballots are outstanding the Election Commission will also certify the results of the School Election. If there are military ballots outstanding the Election Commission will meet on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the County Clerk’s Office at 9:00 A.M. to Certify the Election Results.

These meetings are open to the public.

Sevier County Mass Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced    09/27

On Wednesday, September 27, the Sevier County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Sevier County Health Unit, 304 N. 4th Street, De Queen, Arkansas from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Curbside service will be available for those who may need assistance. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will be available at no charge.

ATTORNEY GENERAL MOBILE OFFICE      09/28

The mobile offices assist constituents with consumer-related issues in filing consumer complaints and providing information about scams, identity theft, fraud and other protections. This will be from 10am to 11:30 am in the UA Cossatot Campus Cafe Lobby.

Also, during the same time, the Mobile Office will be conducting The Prescription Drug Take Back program. Authorities will be collecting prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, pet medicines, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers, liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers and medicine samples. Prescription drug take back partner: Sheriff Robert Gentry

MT. IDA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING     09/28

The Mt. Ida Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29th at the cemetery pavilion. Anyone interested in the Mt. Ida Cemetery is invited to attend. Bring your lawn chairs.

LOW COST SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC IN FOREMAN   10/3-10/5

Friends Furrever animal rescue is sponsoring a low cost spay and neuter clinic Oct. 3,4,5 near Foreman. For more information or to sign up, please call 870-571-3353

Friends Furrever also has a gun raffle going with proceeds benefiting expenses for above low cost spay and neuter clinic. The gun is a Remington 783 30.06 bolt action rifle WITH SCOPE. Tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $25. To purchase tickets, please call 870-571-3353.

Volunteers are needed as well.

A&M-Texarkana Alumni Association chili cook-off & homecoming tailgate  10/14

The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Alumni Association iwill hold the 3rd Annual Eagle Chili Fest and Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 14, on the University Center lawn of the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

The Eagle Chili Fest and Tailgate will open to the public at 12 p.m. Admission is free; however, one-time purchase chili sampling bowls will be available for $5, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships.

Tailgate activities will include a balloon artist, bounce houses, music and more.

The tailgate will continue until 3 p.m. when the Eagles women’s soccer team takes on Louisiana State University Alexandria in a homecoming matchup. Homecoming queen and king will be crowned between the women’s and the men’s match, which begins at 5 p.m.


For more information on the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Alumni Association 3rd Annual Eagle Chili Fest and Tailgate and to register a team, contact Mark Missildine in Alumni Relations at Mark.Missildine@tamut.edu.
 

 

 

 

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.