Upcoming Events

DE QUEEN QUIZ BOWL FUNDRAISER     NOW- 11/1

The De Queen High School Quiz Bowl Team will be selling chances on one of two Conceal Carry Class Permits or a Glock 9MM Model 43 handgun .

Bobby Bagley has generously donated 2 vouchers to the Conceal Carry Class to be held at a later date. With a donation of $5 you can have a chance at winning one of these two vouchers.

Also, the Quiz Bowl Team will be selling, for a donation of $10, a chance to win a Glock 9MM Model 43 Hand Gun. (Winner must meet all applicable Federal and State laws in order to posses a handgun.)

For Tickets, contact any Quiz Bowl Team Member or Thomas Sweeten at (870) 584-6504. Money raised will be used to go to the National Quiz Bowl Competition in 2019.

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

COLLECTING TEDDY BEARS     NOW

In loving memory of Logan Wayne Winton, the Horatio Volunteer Fire Department are collecting teddy bears to be donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Bears or a cash donation to purchase bears can be dropped off at horatio Fire Department , picked up or given to one of the Volunteer Fire Fighters. Your kind offering will give children a little something to hold on to during a scary or difficult time.

The children and Horatio Volunteer Fire Department thank you for all our support and generosity.

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.

 

OCTOBER BLOOD DRIVES      10/01 – 10/31

LifeShare Blood Center has the following community drives in October:
-9 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 17 at Tyson Grannis, 8489 Highway 71, Grannis, AR.
-1 p.m. to 6 p.m. October 19 at Walmart, 926 East Collin Raye Drive, De Queen, AR.
-12 p.m. to 4 p.m. October 22 at DeQueen Medical Center, 1306 Collin Raye Drive, 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

COSSATOT CONSERVATION DISTRICT PECAN SALE     Now-10/26

Cossatot Conservation District is currently taking orders for pecan pieces, pecan halves, raw peanuts as well as other nutty goodies.  To place an order call the Cossatot Conservation District office at (870) 584-3111 Ext. 3, fax your order to (855) 655-8286) or e-mail robinstacy@ar.nacdnet.net.

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

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARIES OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS

DE QUEEN LIBRARY

On October 24th at 4 pm will be our “Humbug Witch” Halloween Story time, fun, and treats presented by: The Humbug Witch.  The first 30 children will receive a treat bag with goodies.“Activities” every Wednesday at 10 am.  We offer Dominos, games, cards, coloring and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information. 

HORATIO LIBARY

Horatio Library has some spooktacular things going on in the month of October. We will have story time October 20th at 11:00 am they are going to be so ghoulish you won’t want to miss them. Don’t forget we have Dominoes every Thursday morning and Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

LOCKESBURG LIBRARY

This October at the Lockesburg Library we will have our Children’s programs planned throughout October on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Some of this month’s programs will be about “Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type”, “The Sun,” In our passport series: “All about Egypt” and our Halloween program, “Room on the Broom”.

GILLHAM LIBRARY  

The Gillham Library will have a children’s program the last Sat. in October.  You can call Susie at 870-386-5665 or visit their Facebook page.www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary  for more information.

GILLHAM CEMETERY CLEAN UP SCHEDULED     10/06 – 10/27

Looking for volunteers for each Saturday in October for Gillham Cemetery Clean up Day. We are needing people that:

  • have and can run a power saw or pole saw or tree trimming equipment.
  • Have a Tractor with a front-end loader or trailer for small  brush and limb removal.
  • Labor for removing limbs and picking up sticks and racking and piling brush.
  • We need people to bring rakes, trimmers, wheelbarrows, or anything else that can be used.

Please contact Gwen Vann Underwood at (601) 663-6750 for a date that is good for you and your family. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to contribute to the Gillham Cemetery Fund by mailing your check or money order to: Michelle Miles 238 Tower Road, Gillham, AR 71841.You will be mailed a receipt for your donation.

REVIVAL AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LOCKESBURG   10/14-10/17

First Baptist Church Lockesburg will hold Revival services nightly beginning Sunday, October 14th through Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 pm nightly. The Evangelist will be Wallace Edgar and Music will be provided by Butch Riddle. Everyone is welcome.

OPEN KITCHEN AT WICKES PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD     10/18

Wickes Pentecostal Church of God open Kitchen will be serving Thursday October 18,2018 from 3-6 pm. On the menu: Pinto Beans, Cornbread &  Dessert.

UA COSSATOT FREE HEALTH FAIR    10/18

The University of Arkansas Cossatot Center for Student Success will host a free health fair on October 18, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on the De Queen Campus in the Skilled Trades Building.

LOCKESBURG INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE   10/19

On Friday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m., the Lockesburg Industrial Maintenance Institute (LIMI) at 128 E. Main, Lockesburg, will host an Open House, offering tours, refreshments and the opportunity to visit the site of an area-wide collaborative educational effort among UA Cossatot, area K-12 institutions, local industries and the Arkansas Career and Technical Education Division (CTE).

4 C COWBOY CHURCH 9TH ANNUAL RANCH RODEO     10/20

The 4 C Cowboy Church will be holding its 9th Annual Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, October 20th at 7pm at the Sevier County Fairgrounds.

Admission will be $5 for Adults, children ages 6-12 will be $3 each and ages 5 and under are free.

For more information call 870 584 8802. (See the flyer to the right)

DE QUEEN ELEMENTARY PATRIOTIC PROGRAM 10/25

On Thursday, October 25th De Queen Elementary Fourth Graders invite all veterans to the 4th grade patriotic program. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and will repeat at 1:30.

BROKEN BOW 1ST ASSEMBLY TRUNK OR TREAT 10/28

Broken Bow First Assembly of God will be having their Trunk or Treat event Sunday, October 28th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. At 1501 South Park. Free food, candy and games will be featured. Contact the church at 580-584-6546 for more information.

GENEVA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH HOLDING REVIVAL     10/28-10/30

Geneva Missionary Baptist Church will be holding Revival Services Sunday, October 28th through October 30th at 7pm each evening. Evangelist Bro. Caleb Lane will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.

SEVIER COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISER     11/2

The Sevier County Toys for Tots will be holding a Chicken Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Friday, November 2nd at the Sevier County Fair Grounds.

The meal will cost $7 per plate and will be served at 5pm, the auction is scheduled to begin at 6:30.

Music will be provided by Bill Powers and Friends.

Everyone is invited to come out and support the Toys for Tots program of Sevier County.

FOREMAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FISH FRY     11/03

The Foreman Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Fish Fry on November 3rd from 5pm until 8pm at the Foreman Fire Department Building. The menu includes Fish, Fries, Beans, Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies, Drink and Dessert for just $10 per adult plate. Children ages 10 and under are $5 per plate.

Everyone is invite to come out and support the Fire Department. You never know when you might need them!

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS
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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.

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.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP       

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month, 10 am, at the Sevier County Library. For more information, call 870-784-4344.

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 are 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 9:00am to 11:00 am. 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.