Upcoming Events

Closure of Pullman Road      09/22
Pullman Road from Hwy 71 N to Apache Trail will be closed Wednesday, September 22nd, beginning at 8:00 am for road improvements.  Road work should be completed by mid-afternoon on Wednesday.  Vehicles should detour via Crosstrails and Ottawa Roads.
Family Night Library and Tutoring Available for all students in Ashdown Public Schools         Now
Students at Ashdown Public Schools are offered several tutoring options and night libraries to help them succeed.
At Ashdown Elementary, students are able to attend Family Night Library on Mondays  from 4-6 p.m. with their parents to read and complete Accelerated Reader tests or receive Tutoring on Monday and Tuesdays each week from 4-6 p.m.  These nights are held in the Ashdown Elementary Library located in the C.D. Franks Building.  For more information, call 898-3711.
Starting on Monday, September 20, students at Ashdown Junior High are able to attend morning and/or afternoon Night Library.  These students are also able to receive tutoring, help with class assignments, or makeup tests as needed. Morning sessions are from 7:15-8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Ashdown High School math tutoring is offered during the school day on Wednesdays during Math Flex Day as well as on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:15-8:00 a.m. and on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Students needing before and/or after-school tutoring can sign up with Mrs. Pierce-Sallade or be referred by their math teachers.  Tuesday Night Library will be open each Tuesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for students to make up tests and receive help on their assignments.

Effective immediately and until further notice       08/20/21

All Sevier County Libraries have returned to Curbside Service only. The Sevier County Library Board made this decision for the safety of employees and patrons.  All books, DVD’s and items will be cleaned before being checked out again. Curbside service will be the same.  We are able provide services out our drop box window as before in De Queen and out the door at Horatio and Lockesburg. For more information call the library at (870) 584-4364.  The Sevier County Library Board, 200 W. Stilwell Avenue, De Queen, AR 71832.

CADC utility assistance programs accepting applications    Now

The Central Arkansas Development Council is currently taking applications online from Sevier County residents for its 2021 Extended Winter CARES LIHEAP Utility Assistance program. This program will assist with gas and propane utility bills only. The extended gas program will assist customers with past due bills or shut off notices.

Crisis benefits are available up to $2,000. Applicants who previously applied are eligible to apply again. Applications for the CADC LIHEAP Summer Program for electric customers began being accepted Monday, July 26.

For more information, visit www.cadc.com or call (870) 982-9701.

Happenings in Horatio     09/11-10/30

The Horatio Hometown Connections group has several events scheduled in Horatio:

September 11 – Sidewalk Saturday from 8am-12n
October 16th – Fall Festival with a car show and vendors  10a-5p
October 30 – Trunk or Treat

If you would like more information about any of these events, contact Emily at froglevel.studios160@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page for Horatio-Hometown-Happenings.

Horatio Basketball Fundraiser      09/17

The Horatio Girls Basketball team will hold a fund-raising chicken dinner on Friday, September 17th beginning at 3:30 prior to the Horatio vs Foreman football game. The dinner will be held at the First Assembly Fellowship Hall directly across from the football field.  You may dine in or get meals to go for just $8 per plate.

Fundraiser for Leopard Boys Basketball      09/17

On Friday, September 17 De Queen Boys Basketball Program will be having a Hamburger dinner fundraiser, that will be located at the Leopard Football Stadium. Hamburger dinner includes burgers, chips, dessert, and a drink. The cost is $7.00 per meal. You can pre-order your meal by getting in touch with a De Queen Basketball player, Coach Lindly, or Coach Bradshaw. Pre Order sale ends Monday, September 13th. Walk-ups are always welcome. The De Queen Basketball programs thank you for your support!!

Developmental Center Special Called Board Meeting   09/20

The Sevier County Developmental Center will hold a Special Called board meeting , Monday September 20, 2021 at the Sevier County Developmental Center Administration Building at 6 PM.

Renovated Gillham Library Opens  09/21
Now that the work is completed. The Gillham Branch Library will be open curbside on September 21, 2021. The hours of the Gillham Library are as follows:
Tuesday 9 – 1
Friday 1 – 5
Saturday 10 – 2
There will be a Notary on Tuesdays. We have new books and DVD’s ready for you to check out. You can call 386-5665.

Become a Master Gardener in 7 days     beginning 9/23

Polk County Master Gardeners will present a 7 part training course at the Polk County Extension office, 211 De Queen Street in Mena, AR.  All classes, except the September 23rd class, can be attended via zoom at UA Cossatot Adams Bldg. in De Queen.  The first class on September 23 should be attended in person at Polk County Extension Service in Mena.

If you plan on attending via Zoom in De Queen, please contact Sevier County Extension Service at (870) 584-3013 or email Rex Herring at rherring@uada.edu to register by August 27.

If you plan on attending the classes in person in Mena, please contact Polk County Extension Service at (479) 394-6018 to register by August 27.

$100 fee for training ($150 for couple sharing a book).

Denim & Diamonds Gala     10/02
The Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will host the Denim & Diamonds Gala, held on October 2, 2021, from 7pm – 11pm, at the Rocky Hill Ranch Event Center.
There will be a live band from the Hot Springs area, a catered appetizer buffet, an open bar serving cold beer and fun wines.  The tickets are $75.00 per person and are on sale now,  Only 200  tickets will be sold, so get yours FAST!  It is going to be a fun night!
Buy your ticket on Eventbrite (fees applied), by the clicking the link below or calling the chamber office and paying for it directly.
Bring extra cash for chances to win some really good prizes, like diamond jewelry, a fire pit and more.
The Sevier County Chamber of Commerce wants to bring the business sector and the community together for fun, networking and fundraising for the chamber.
YOU MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND.

3rd Annual October Cruise Over   10/9

IMS City Park in Lockesburg will host the 3rd annual October Cruise Over on Saturday, October 9th.  Registration begins at 8 am.  Awards will be presented at 3 pm.  Registration is $20 Day of Show.  Proceeds will go to local Masonic Scholarship fund and AR Children’s Hospital.  Contact Rodney Whisenhunt at (870) 451-3273 or Mark King at (870) 200-1337 for more information.

Cossatot River Trail Run      10/23

Cossatot River State Park will hold their popular Half Marathon on Saturday, October 23rd.  On site registration begins at 6 am with the run to begin at 8.

Pre-register at getmeregistered.com for $40.00 adult registration (through 10/21 at 11:59 PM  or $20.00 youth registration (18 and under) through 10/21 at 11:59 PM.

T-shirts will be provided for registered runners.  For more information call the park at (870) 385-2201.

Check out their other events at www.arkansasstateparks.com/events?f[0]=grid_events_park:1731

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY FOOD PANTRY  

De Queen First Assembly will have the food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9 am to 10:30 am. Call 870-584-3435 for more information about De Queen First Assembly and their food pantry.

SEVIER COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC

The Sevier County Water Association has announced their office is closed to the public until further notice. Payments can  still be mailed in to P.O Box 700, De Queen Arkansas, 71832. Information is available online at scwa.myruralwater.com or call 870-642-5289.

SEVIERLY STRONG – STRONGER TOGETHER!  

De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce has started a new facebook page which will allow local businesses to post change of hours, curbside and home delivery  availability as well as online shopping incentives.   Help spread awareness for our local businesses by inviting friends and fellow business owners to join the group.  For the most up-to-date listing or to post your information, click here.

SEVIER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE HELP AVAILABLE 

An agent will be present in the Extension Office in Sevier County at the De Queen Campus. Please call ahead at (870) 584-3013.  If you have agri samples (soil, hay, hog water, etc.) to be sent off, please call the office for instructions.  They are open 7:30-5:00 Mon-Thurs and closed Friday.

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING

The Division of Agriculture has made pesticide applicator training, certification available online.

 Fast Facts:

  • Private applicator training now available online at uaex.edu/pat
  • $20 cost does not include license fee paid to state
  • Valid for both initial certification and recertification

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.

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 

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.

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.

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.

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.