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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

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

 

Starlab Programming Feb 25th

 

DAISY STATE PARK SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

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

 

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4TH FRIDAY SINGING AT MILFORD UNION CHURCH     02/24

 

Milford Union Church located South East of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 at Milford Road will host their 4th Friday Night Singing this Friday, February 24th . Fellowship begins at 6:00 pm, Singing starts at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

4TH FRIDAY SINGING AT SOLID ROCK FULL GOSPEL CHURCH     02/24

 

Solid Rock Full Gospel Church will be having a 4th Friday singing On Friday February 24th @6:30pm
with potluck to follow. The church is located 1/4 mile south of Horatio on Hwy 41. Everyone is welcome.

 

DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY IRONMEN'S MINISTRY TO HOST WILD GAME COOK OFF     02/24

 

De Queen First Assembly Ironmen's Ministry will be having their Wild game cook-off Feb. 24th @ 6:30pm in the hospitality hall. All entries need to be at the church by 6pm. Guest Speaker Kenny Mannes. For more information call 584-3435.

Sevier CounTy Youth Baseball REGISTRATION DRIVE     02/26

Sevier County Youth Baseball will have a registration drive this Sunday, 2:00-3:30, at the De Queen Sportsplex.

WAL-MART IN DE QUEEN HOSTING BLOOD DRIVE     02/28

LifeShare is having a blood drive Tuesday, February 28, at Walmart - De Queen, 926 East Collin Raye Drive, De Queen, Ark. from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The blood drive will be in the LifeShare Bus and is open to the public.

LOCKESBURG LION HOST FUNDRAISING DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION     03/02

Lockesburg Lions will be hosting a fundraising dinner & Silent Auction on March 2, 2017, 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm in the Lockesburg United Methodist Fellowship Hall. Proceeds from the dinner go to the Lockesburg Lions project of funding the sign for the renovated Lockesburg Gym.

There will be a Presentation at 6:00 pm by Dr. Steve Cole, Chancellor CCCUA on the LOCKESBURG GYM RENOVATION and future plans for the LHS Campus

Menu includes: Smoked brisket, chicken, or pulled pork -- with sides, drink & dessert. Take outs available. Just $8.00 ($4.00 for kid plates 4 yrs or younger)

There will be a door prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.

FORAGE WORKSHOP OFFERED     03/02

Sherry Beaty-Sullivan, Little River County Extension Agent, is conducting a Forage Workshop, Getting More From Your Pasture, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m..  The meeting will be held at UA Cossatot-Ashdown in the Millwood Room (parking in back of college).  Topics to be covered are:  Grazing Management, Stockpiling, Winter Annuals, Clovers, and Weed Management.  There is no cost to attend and a meal will be provided.  Please call the office at 870-898-7224 to pre-register by February 28.  You can also e-mail sbeaty@uaex.edu to reserve your spot.

COSSATOT RIVER EAGLES BAKE SALE     03/03

The Cossatot River Eagles Soccer Team will hold a Bake Sale, Friday, March 3rd from 9 a.m. until sold out at the Union Bank at Wickes.

COMMODITIES TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN HORATIO     03/15

Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute pantry boxes and USDA commodities from Horatio First United Methodist Church located at 304 S. Pennock Street, on Wednesday, March 15th from 10 AM to Noon. With a new schedule, seniors ages 65 and older will be served first, starting at 10 AM, followed by 65 and younger.

 

THE CIRCUS IS COMING!....THE CIRCUS IS COMING!     03/17

 

The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus is coming to Ashdown on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. McClaren Advertising will start selling advance children's tickets the first of January.  For more information contact the Little River Chamber of Commerce at (870) 898-2758.

 

DIERKS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT CRAWFISH AND SHRIMP BOIL     03/25

 

The Dierks Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Crawfish and Shrimp Boil on March 25th beginning at 4:00 pm. We will serve by donation. Bill Powers and the Poor Boys will provide the entertainment. All proceeds will go towards the construction of a new tanker truck. For more information contact Mike Noel at 870 557 5229 or Chris Janes at 870 845 9668.

 

 

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 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 642-4876.

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.