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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Cossatot River State Park.      March 2017  April 2017

 

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DAISY STATE PARK SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Daisy State Park. March 3-5

 

 

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.

 

 

How do I Win a 43" TV?     Now-03/31


Help grow the UA Cossatot Foundation scholarship and student assistance fund by creating your own fundraiser page and asking your network to donate.


Each donation made on your page in the month of March, no matter the amount, will count as one entry for a weekly prize.


To create your fundraising page, visit www.cccua.edu/challenge

 

GET YOUR YEARBOOK    NOW-04/14

 

Now is the time to order your 2017 De Queen High School Yearbook! Yearbooks are $40.00 but are on sale now for $35.00! If you order and pay for your yearbook before April 14th you will only pay $35.00.

 

Ordering a yearbook is easy; just make your check out to De Queen High School and mail it to Attention: Sandra Baker at 1803 West Coulter Drive, De Queen, AR 71832. A receipt will be mailed back to you.

 

If you would like to pay in person, just bring your payment to the high school office. Yearbook order forms can be filled out in the office or with Mrs. Baker in room 31. If you are mailing your payment, an order form will be filled out for you. Yearbooks are expected to arrive before the last day of school on May 26th.

 

 

 

REVIVAL SERVICES SCHEDULED AT GENEVA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH     03/26 - 03/30

 

The Geneva Missionary Baptist Church will be holding Revival Services beginning Sunday, March 26th through March 30th. Services begin at 7PM each evening at 188 Geneva Church Road.

 

Bro. Doney Blackerby, Pastor of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rison Arkansas will be the Evangelist.

 

Come and join us in the preaching of God's Word and His messages in song.

 

Please call Bro. Travis Lane at 870 642-3509 or any member of Geneva Missionary Baptist Church for a ride.

 

 

BEACON HILL BIKERS MOTORCYCLE MINISTRY HOST "HOLY GHOST REVIVAL     03/27 - 04-21

 

The Beacon Hill Bikers Motorcycle Ministry will have a "HOLY GHOST REVIVAL" beginning Monday, March 27th through April 21st at 7pm each evening at The Party Barn, located at 144 Huckleberry Lane, off Hwy 41 South.

 

Music will be provided by Newman and Kristi Hance; The Burrows, and old time congregational Hymn singing. Old style Tent Revival for the children, explore the mysteries of Daniel and Revelation.

 

For a list of evenings and Subjects to be discussed, Click Here. For more information please call 682 970 0378 or 870 784 1899.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ENDING     03/31

 

Southwest Arkansas Development Council will close the winter Low Income Home Energy Regular Assistance Program on March 31, 2017, and you do not have to have a shut-off to apply for this program. Our Crisis Assistance (shut-off) Program will remain opened until funds are depleted of the program closes. Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at the De Queen First church of Nazarene, located at 129 W. Locke Street, De Queen, AR. For more information please call 870-773-5504.

 

 

SEVIER COUNTY  GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING     04/01

 

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 a.m. at the Sevier County Museum. The program will be about Rocky Comfort. The public is invited.

 

 

COSSATOT FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & FISH FRY     04/01

 

The Cossatot Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Membership Drive on April 1st 2017 starting at 5pm until ?.

Meal includes fish, hushpuppies/fries, coleslaw and pinto beans. The cost is $25 per household/911 address (For your Membership) or $8 per plate.

Annual Membership Drive and Fish Fry    04/01

Cossatot Volunteer Fire Department will hold their Annual Membership Drive and Fish Fry on Saturday, April 1st 2017, Starting at 5pm until…

Meal includes fish, hushpuppies/fries, coleslaw, pinto beans.  The cost is $25.00 per Household/911 address, (for your membership) or $8.00 per plate

It is time to pay your annual Fire Department dues. Pay your $25.00 membership dues per 911 address at the Fish Fry and receive up to 3 plates. If you’re not able to attend the Fish Fry you can mail your Membership dues to the following address:  Cossatot VFD, 1930 Hwy 70 East, De Queen, AR 71832.

Harmony will be the entertainment. There will be a Silent and Live Auction. Please contact Linda Frachiseur at 870 584 9592 if you are able to bring a dessert.

REVIVAL SERVICES AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HORATIO 04/02 - 04/05

First Baptist church of Horatio will hold Revival Services each evening from April 2nd through April 5th at 6pm each evening.

Guest Speakers will be:

     Sunday Night Bro. Trent Liggin of First Baptist Church of Foreman,

     Monday Night will have Bro. Jordan Hodges, of Kern Heights Baptist Church De Queen,

     Tuesday Night will be Bro. Cory Perkins, Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church of Ashdown

     and Wednesday Night will be Bro. Trent Liggin of Foreman First Baptist Church.

Bro. Billy Pritchett and "The Chosen" Band with special music from the participating churches. A Nursery will be provided.

HORATIO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION     04/03-04/06

The Horatio Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, April 3rd thru Thursday, April 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Horatio Elementary Office. 

Please bring your child's Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and Immunization Record.

Your child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 1st in order to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten.

For more information call 870 832-1930.

 

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY 4-H ANNUAL RABIES CLINIC     04/04

The Little River County 4-H Annual Rabies Clinic will be held Tuesday, April 4th from 3:30 to 5pm in Foreman at the Little River County Fair Grounds. If you miss this clinic, there will also be a clinic on Friday, April 7th, from 3:30 to 5pm, at Tractor Supply in Ashdown. For each shot given, a donation will be made to the Little River County 4-H.

Arkansas Law requires all dogs and cats 3 months of age or older have a Rabies Vaccination yearly.

Shots will be given at a discounted price all week at the Ashdown Veterinary Office by appointment.

For more information, contact the Ashdown Vet clinic at 870 898 5181 or call the Little River Extension Office at 870 898 7224.

WORK DAY AT MT. IDA CEMETERY     04/08

There will be a work day at the Mt. Ida Cemetery beginning at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8. In the event of rain that day, an alternate work day is planned for Saturday, April 15th.

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY SCHEDULE MEETING     04/11

 

Little River County Genealogy Society is excited to have Melissa Nesbitt, Archival manager at the SW Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) in Washington Arkansas conduct a program entitled - SARA: Guide to Historical and Genealogical Resources.

 

The Genealogy Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at UA Cossatot in the Millwood Room (at the back of the college). Refreshments are served at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call 903 278-0681.

 

HUNGER'S NO GAME 5K/FUN RUN     04/15

 

Kilpatrick Elementary presents Hunger's No Game 5K/Fun Run on Saturday, April 15th. The 5K starts at 9:00am and the Fun Run begins at 9:30am. All ages welcome. Competitive 5K entry fee $25.00, early registration receives a discount. Fun Run registration is 10 canned food items delivered to Kilpatrick Elementary. To register go to raceentry.com/race/hungers-no-game-5kfun-run/2017. To see flyer click here.

 

WHISTLESTOP FESTIVAL AND YOUTH ART SHOW     04/29

 

The 2017 Whistlestop Festival and Youth Art Show will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in downtown Ashdown.

The building, next door to the Two Rivers Museum, on Main Street in downtown Ashdown, will house the Art Show. The show is open to all students in grades 4 through 12. There are no entry fees!

Registration of the student art will be on Wednesday, April 26 from 1:30-5:30. Work will be hung with clips, so no hooks on the back or frames will be required, but matting is recommended. Sizes are at least 5"x 7" but no larger than 18"x 24". Entries are limited to two per student.

If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Henderson at 903-825-5627 or chenderson@ashdownschools.org.

 

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

 

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 to June.

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.