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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

Click Here for listing of special programs in April 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

 

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.

 

 

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK PROGRAMS, TOURS & ACTIVITIES FOR MONTH OF MAY 2018

 

Attached is a program schedule for events that we will be offering at Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area during the month of May. We have a Dutch oven workshop, kayak tours, hikes, and many other activities to offer this month. You're invited to discover the many wonderfully diverse qualities of the Cossatot River by bringing your family and friends to any of our programs.  all activities listed are free unless otherwise noted, and open to anyone who wants to attend. Visit with the Park Interpreters Flanary & Carson to experience the Cossatot River State Park Natural Area first hand.  Phone (870) 385-2201.   May Program List

 

 

A WALK THROUGH CHRISTIANITY    05/20-27

 

Chis Hooten will present "a Walk Through Christianity" Sunday, May 20th through Wednesday, May 23rd at the Wickes Church of Christ, 7526 Hwy 71 in Wickes. Lessons Sunday will be at 10:00 am and 11:00 am with a fish fry at 5:00 pm on Sunday.  Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday lessons will be at 7:00 each evening..  An Ice Cream Supper will be held after the lesson on Wednesday.

 

RECEPTION FOR ASHDOWN'S NEW SUPERINTENDENT     05/22

 

The Ashdown School Board invites everyone to meet the new Ashdown Public Schools Superintendent, Casey Nichols and his family on Tuesday, May 22nd from 4-6 p.m. in the Administrative Office Building at 751 Rankin Street. Light refreshments will be served.

 

HARVEST REGIONAL FOOD BANK TO PROVIDE PANTRY BOXES TO SEVIER COUNTY     05/23

 

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, May 23, 2018 from 10 am to noon.

 

 

2017-2018 DE QUEEN LEOPARDS ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET     05/24

 

All athletes, their families and the community are welcome to attend the Leopards Athletic Awards Banquet, on Thursday, May 24th at 6 p.m. in the De Queen High School Cafeteria. Awards will be presented in football, cheer, cross country, golf, tennis, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, trap shooting, archery and track and field.


Dinner will be served to all that attend and there is no admission fee. Dinner will consist of smoked chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, a roll, dessert and a drink.
 

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

 

29th ANNUAL TRI LAKES BIG BASS TOURNAMENT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND    05/26

The 29th Annual Tri Lakes Big Bass Tournament sponsored by the De Queen-Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, May 26th, from 6 am – 1 pm.  Anglers may fish their choice of De Queen, Dierks or Gillham Lakes to compete for over $14,000 in cash and prizes. Five hourly prizes paid on all three lakes.  Five big bass places paid overall with the top prize of $1,500!

Early entry fee is $45.  Download a form by clicking here or go by the Chamber office at 315 West Stilwell in Downtown De Queen.  Call (870) 584-3225 for more information.

UA COSSATOT TO HOLD SOCCER TRYOUTS     05/26

The University of Arkansas Cossatot will hold Men and Women’s Club Soccer tryouts on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium.

Persons attending should be eligible to enroll in UA Cossatot fall 2018 courses and have a high school diploma before August 1, 2018.

Participants must bring a completed tryout waiver and submit an electronic Athletic Information Request before the tryout. For both forms and more information, please visit cccua.edu/soccer.
 

DECORATION DAY AT CRYSTAL HILL CHURCH      05/27

Decoration Day has been scheduled for Sunday, May 27th. The morning message is at 11 am with Rev. BJ Jenkins. Bro. Robert Miller and others will be leading the music and Bro. Alvin Baker will be at the piano during the afternoon special singing.

A potluck luncheon will be served at 12 noon under the new pavilion.

The Crystal Hill Church and Cemetery is located approximately 3 miles East of Wickes on Highway 278 E and about 1 1/2 miles South on Polk 5.

Bring your instruments, lawn chairs, food, flowers and friends and enjoy this annual reunion.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS    05/28

The City of De Queen will be closed May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  Trash route schedule will be changed as follows:  Monday's route will be picked up on Tuesday;  Tuesday's route will be picked up on Wednesday.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS     05/28

In observance of the Memorial day Holiday, the Sevier County Courthouse and Sevier County Landfill will be closed Monday, May 28 and resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, May 29th.

DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ACT PROGRAM     05/29-06/08

 

May 29th, 30th and 31st from 4pm-8pm, and Friday June 1st from 8am-noon and June 4th through 7th from 4pm-8pm and Friday June 8th from 8am-Noon. Students must attend both weeks to get a free ACT voucher. Vouchers will be available in August. May 4 is the deadline to register for the June 9 exam.

 

Programa ACT de Verano de la Escuela Secundaria de De Queen

 

Mayo 29, Mayo 30, y Mayo 31 de 4-8, y Viernes Junio 1 8-12.

4-7 de Junio de 4-8 y Viemes 8 de Junio do

Los estudiantes deben de asistir a ambas semanas para obtener el un ACT gratis. Los cupones estaran disponibles en agosto. El 4 Mayo es la fecha limite para registrarse para el examen del 9 de Junio.

 

MAY BLOOD DRIVES    05/30

 

LifeShare Blood Center will hold a community blood drive 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 30 at Pilgrim’s Pride, 401 South 3rd Street, De Queen, AR.

LifeShare Blood Centers is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. To sign up to donate or for more information call 903-794-3173
 

homecoming at belleview church   06/03

 

The Belleville Cemetery Association will be having their 73rd annual Homecoming celebration at 10:45 AM on Sunday, June 3rd at the historic Belleville Church located two miles south of Lockesburg on highway 317. This year's homecoming will feature guest gospel singer Marli Humphrey. 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 services.

 

 

FREE CONCERT BY THE ISAACS     06/03

 

The Isaacs gospel group will perform in a free concert on Sunday, June 3rd, 6;00 pm at the Carl Sherman Amphitheater in Idabel.  Free admission...free hot dogs....free snow cones

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULES MEETINGS     06/4-6/11

 

The University of Arkansas Cossatot, the Arkansas Economic Development Institute and Sevier County leaders would like Sevier County residents to provide feedback about quality of life during upcoming community forums.

 

Sevier county residents will have four opportunities to attend a forum: June 4, 6 p.m. at the De Queen High School Cafeteria; June 5, 6 p.m. in the Horatio High School Practice Gym; June 7 at the De Queen High School Gym; and June 11 at 6 p.m. in the Bank of Lockesburg Gym Conference Room in Lockesburg. Of note, the forum to be held in De Queen on June 4 will be predominately presented in Spanish.

 

 

SEVIER COUNTY COALITION HOSTS COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT  06/07


The Sevier County Coalition has initiated a "Community Spotlight" series. Our first speaker will be Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry. Sheriff Gentry will speak about some programs that have been implemented at the Sevier County Jail and how these programs are impacting our county.

The first event will be held at Mary P.O.P.S. Restaurant on Thursday, June 7, beginning at 12 noon. Lunch is available for purchase. Reservations are not needed.

 

 

LOW-COST SPAY-NEUTER CLINIC DATES   09/04-6

The Humane Society of Sevier County announced the dates for their 2018 Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.  Clinic will be September 4, 5 & 6.   Call (870) 584-9096 for an appointment before they fill up!

 

LOW-COST SPAY-NEUTER CLINIC DATES  11/13-15

The Humane Society of Sevier County announced the dates for their 2018 Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.  Last clinic for 2018 will be  November 13, 14 & 15.  Call (870) 584-9096 for an appointment before they fill up!

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

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 need. All work is on a volunteer basis.  If you would like to donate your money or time, call 642-3420.  Food items may be dropped off at Chalice Cupboard during the times listed above or at the Sevier County Library during their regular hours.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT MEETING

 

The Alzheimer's Caregivers support group will be meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Sevier County Library. For more information, call 870-784-4344.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.