Upcoming Events

COGGINS CLINIC  ALL OF FEBRUARY

The Sevier and Little River County Coggins Clinic will be going on throughout the entire month of February by appointment only at The De Queen Animal Hospital and Ashdown Veterinary clinic. Arkansas Law requires all horses, mules and donkeys of weaning age to be coggins tested yearly for equine infections and anemia. For De Queen, call 870-642-8387 and for Ashdown dial 870-898-5181.

ASHDOWN ALUMNI GAME 02/29

The Annual Ashdown Alumni Game will be held Saturday, February 29th at The Ashdown Baseball Field. New this year, a silent auction at the park will be featured. The fish fry will be held from 11am-3pm and the game starts at 2:00p.m. The admission and fish fry ticket price is $15.  Admission without fish fry ticket is $3. In case of bad weather, the game will be postponed until March 21st. Follow @AshdownHSbsbl on twitter.

WILD GAME COOK-OFF     02/29

DFA Ironmen Ministries 10th Annual Wild Game Cook-Off will be Saturday, February 29th, 5:30 pm at 1440 W Collin Raye Drive in De Queen.  Drop your entry off by 4:30 pm.  Judging starts at 5:00 pm.  For more information contact the church at (870) 584-3435.

BOARD MEETING             03/05

Sevier County Developmental Center Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, March 5, 2020 at 12 noon at Tres Agaves.

DFA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE    03/06-07

De Queen First Assembly will hold their annual Women’s Conference “Raise a Hallelujah” on Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th.  The guest speaker will be Susan Nordin.  Sondra Reynolds will lead Praise & Worship.  Friday event will begin at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am.  Cost is $25 per person and includes a meal Friday night, light breakfast on Saturday morning, gift bag and door prizes.  For more information or tickets contact De Queen First Assembly at (870) 584-3435.

WINTER YOUTH SERIES AT DE QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST   03/08

De Queen Church of Christ will present the Winter Youth Series on Sunday, March 8th beginning at 5pm. There will be Food, Praise, Fellowship and Acapella Singing.

Michael Collins, Youth Minister, will deliver the lesson and Jim Buie will lead the singing. The De Queen Church of Christ will provide the meal.

Free admission and open to all.

SPRING REVIVAL AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-LOCKESBURG   03/15-18

Spring revival services will be held at First Baptist Church in Lockesburg Sunday, March 15th through Wednesday, March 18th.  Sunday service will be at 10:45.  Weeknight services will begin at 6:30.  Evangelist will be Dr. Bob Pearle.  Chuck Gilbert will lead the music.

COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH REVIVAL MEETING   03/16-03/18

The County Line Baptist Church in Nashville, will be holding a Revival Meeting on March 16th – 18th beginning at 6:30 pm each evening.

Brother Jay Pollan from the Unity Baptist Church in Hope and Bro. Daniel White from Temperanceville Baptist Church in Nashville will bring the message.

SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND DEADLINE 05/02

The Sevier County Single Parent Scholarship fund is now accepting applications. The spring semester process is currently open and information is available online at aspsf.org Applicants can click on “find my county” and submit applications. All required documents must be turned in by the May 2nd deadline.

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION      2ND THURSDAY

Horatio Sotelo with Templo de Alabanza said they will be distributing commodities at the First Church of the Nazarene on Hwy 70B in De Queen the second Thursday of each month.

DAISY STATE PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

Copy and paste the link below for a list of upcoming events:

https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/daisy-state-park

EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB MEETINGS 

The Extension Homemakers Clubs (EHC) of Sevier County hold regular monthly meetings for members to gain new knowledge through workshops, programs, activities and service projects. Everyone is welcome and information is available by contacting Janet Cantrell at 870-584-3013.

De Queen EHC meets the 2nd Wednesday of Each month in The REA building AT 9:30 a.m.

Gillham EHC meets the 2nd Friday of each month in member homes in Gillham at 10:00 a.m.

FREE HAND SANITIZER AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES 

The office of Dr. Randy Walker is offering free hand sanitizer and kleenex boxes to local businesses during flu season this fall. Business owners can call the office at 870-584-3000 or tag the office in a facebook post to receive their free germ-x and tissues.

AMERICAN LEGION NOW ACCEPTING ALL HONORABLY DISCHARGED MILITARY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN 

Ricky Hendricks, Commander of Post 54 in De Queen has announced more people can join the American legion. Previously only veterans with certain years of service were eligible, but now policies have changed to allow for anyone who has been honorably discharged from the military to join the legion. The local Legion Hut in De Queen is located at 813 North 8th street and the group meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

DE QUEEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ISSUES SAFETY REMINDERS 

As local residents begin to use their heaters during cooler weather this season, De Queen Fire Chief Dennis Pruitt has issued a reminder to citizens about carbon monoxide safety. For anyone who does not have a carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm, call The Fire Department at 870-584-7224.

HORATIO LIBRARY GED PREP    THURSDAYS

GED Preparation services are now being offered at the Horatio Library on Thursdays from 1pm-5pm.  For information call 870-584-1114. All services are free!

AHS MORNING AND NIGHT LIBRARY HOURS    NOW

Students at Ashdown High School are able to arrive early each school morning and go to  the library to read, make up work and check out books.  Mrs. Dixie Ardwin opens at 7:15. Mrs. Carmen Sansom is available during that time for math tutoring.

Students are also able to spend Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons each week from 3:30-5 p.m. in Night Library held in the AHS Library.  This is facilitated by Mrs. Sandy Smith. They are able to take make up tests, research, study, and have use of computers.

Mrs.  Stephanie Ringgold, AHS math teacher, along with trained students provide tutoring every morning from 7:15-7:45 and in the afternoon Tuesday thru Thursday from 3:30-4:30.  Tutoring is offered in Algebra 1,2, and 3, Geometry and English.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC         NOW

You may now purchase copies of Arkansas Birth and Arkansas Death certificates at the Sevier County Health Unit, 304 N. 4th Street in De Queen..   For more information, call 870-642-2535

AR Birth Certificates are $12.00 for first copy and $10.00 for each additional Birth Copy. AR Death Certificates are $10.00 and $8.00 for each additional Death Copy.

At this time, they are only able to accept Cash or Check.

You can still purchase certificates at: 4815 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205

ASHDOWN ELEMENTARY FAMILY NIGHT LIBRARY       Now

Ashdown Elementary Night library will meet each Monday when school is in session except for September 24th. It begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6:30 and will be located in the C.D. Franks Library located next to the Margaret Daniel Building. Mrs. Tami Cross and Mrs. Phyllis Veazey will be managing FNL. Dates are posted at www.ashdownschools.org in the district calendar.

Students will be able to read books and take Accelerated Reader (AR) tests on those books. Accelerated Reader (AR) is the most popular and successful reading product of all time. AR’s advanced technology helps teachers:
• Make essential reading practice more effective for every student
• Personalize reading practice to each student’s current level
• Build a lifelong love of reading and learning
FNL is a great opportunity for parents and students to spend quality time together ready.

IMAGINATION LIBRARY REGISTRATION FORMS

Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas is an early childhood BOOK GIFTING program for all Sevier County children Birth to age Five. The children will receive an age appropriate book, monthly, at no cost to the parents, for children of Sevier County.

To register for the Gifting Program, forms may be picked up at KDQN studios, De Queen Auto Group or at any Sevier County Library or you can register at www.imaginationlibrary.com.

For more information, please call Z.Z. at 870-642-4886, Mary Ellen Dooley 870-584-8663, Melanie Marshall at 870-784-2882 or For Spanish information call Erika Buenrrostro at 870-784-5154.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Volunteers are needed in Lockesburg, De Queen, Ashdown, Foreman, and Texarkana to help hospice patients and their families. Call Latoya Farris at 870-773-2621 or email: latoya.Farris@encompasshealth.com

DONATIONS FOR CHALICE CUPBOARD ACCEPTED MON-SAT

Donations for the chalice cupboard may be dropped off at the De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library.

AMERICAN LEGION POST MONTHLY MEETING    

American Legion Post #54 meets the second Monday of each month, 7 pm,  at the Legion Hut, 813 North 8th Street in De Queen.

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON THURSDAYS

Application for the low-income home energy assistance program will be accepted in Sevier County at the De Queen Nazarene Church on Thursdays from 8am-noon.

CASA SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

CASA of the Ouachita Region is currently looking for volunteers to advocate on behalf on foster care children. More information on volunteering can be found by calling Yuliza Stubbs at 870-518-4026 or email aguirreyuliza@yahoo.com

CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETING EVERY FRIDAY

De Queen First Assembly Celebrate Recovery is lead by Joe and Hattie Vance every Friday night at 6:00 p.m in De Queen. Information can be found by calling 870-584-3435 or email joehattiecr@yahoo.com

HORATIO COMMUNITY LUNCH

Community lunch every 3rd Saturday at Horatio 1st Assembly of God Fellowship Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Every one is welcome and there is no cost.

FREE CLOTHING AT SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

Seventh Day Adventist church is hosting a free clothing giveaway session every Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. The church is located at 1446 red bridge road in De Queen.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT GILLHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Gillham Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for extra help. Informational meetings are held at the station on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month with the exception of December. Contact Marc Rosson at 870-584-9434 to find out more about volunteering opportunities.

SEVIER COUNTY 4H POP A TOP CAN DRIVE 

All clean, empty aluminum cans are being collected to help Sevier County 4H youth in Arkansas with medical expenses.   They will continue to collect the cans and cash them in before the state-o-rama event in July. Cans can be dropped off at the extension office in the Adams building of UA Cossatot’s De Queen Campus.