Upcoming Events

 

 

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.

 

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

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO DIERKS, AR   12/8 & 12/15

Santa Claus is coming to Dierks, AR and we would like for you to come join us. Oak Hill Masonic Lodge will be hosting Santa Claus, located at the corner of Massey & East 5th street on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s in December from 10am to 2pm.

Bring the kids on out and take as many pictures as you would like for FREE!!!

Be sure to bring your own camera. 

WICKES COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 12/12

Wickes Community  Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Wed Dec 12,from 6-8pm, hot cocoa, coffee, cookies and hayrides will be featured and everyone is welcome!

FOREMAN ANIMAL CONTROL COMMITTEE MEETING 12/13 

The City of Foreman animal control committee will meet at 1:00p.m. on Thursday, December 13th at the Foreman Community Center to discuss animal control issues.

ASHDOWN BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT     12/13

Ashdown Bands’ Christmas Concert will be on Thursday, December 13th at 6 p.m. in the AHS Auditorium. Free Admission.

DRIVE THROUGH NATIVITY SCENE     12/14-15

4 C Cowboy Church, De Queen presents the 6th annual drive through nativity scene “From the Manger to the Cross” on Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th from 6 – 8 p.m.  Admission is free.

The church is located at 2008 Hwy 70 West, and you can stay in your warm vehicle, and stop at each of the 7 stations that tell the greatest story ever told…the story of Jesus’ journey on earth, From the Manger to the Cross.

LOGAN’S LOVIES 5K WALK/RUN   12/15

A fund-raising 5k walk/run will be held Saturday, December 15th beginning at 11 am at the horatio practice gym.  Entry fee of $25 includes a t-shirt.  Donations of new stuffed toys will also be accepted.  These toys will be distributed by local emergency personnel to children who are experiencing traumatic or stressful situations.  For more information contact Christina Winton  at 870-582-4803.  The event is being sponsored by the Horatio CYCLE club.

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY SNOW DAY     12/15

Little River County Chamber of Commerce will host a Snow Day on December 15th beginning with a Jingle Bell 5K run at 7am. Pre-registration begins at 6:15 on the courthouse lawn or email your name and phone number to director@littlerivercoc.org.

Breakfast with Santa will begin at 8am at Central Baptist Church and the Ho Ho Parade will begin at 9am at the Courthouse.

Other events include: Snow Slide, Snow Play area, Bounce House, Games, Face Painting, Crafts, Concessions, Etc.

For more information contact the chamber office at 870-898-2758 or director@littlerivercoc.org.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA    12/15

The Sevier County Teen leaders would like to invite kids of all ages to have breakfast with one “Jolly” guy. Santa will be eating breakfast at UA Cossatot Adam’s Building and everyone is invited!

Breakfast will be served on Saturday, December 15th from 9am to 11am in the UA Cossatot Adam’s Building. Cost is $3 a plate (2 pancakes, sausage, eggs and drink). Bring a food item to donate to the Chalice Cupboard in De Queen to get $1 off.

CATTLEMAN’S ASSOCIATION MEETING 12/17

The Sevier County Cattleman’s Association will host their annual Christmas dinner, dessert auction and gift exchange Monday, December 17th at UA Cossatot.

FRIENDS FURREVER SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC 12/18-12/20

Friends Furrever Animal Rescue is sponsoring a low cost spay and neuter clinic on Dec. 18th, 19th, and 20th near Foreman, AR. Dogs 65lbs and under are $65 and over 65lbs are $75. Cats are $40. RABIES IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. call 903-280-2341 to reserve your spot.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR RISA KRANTZ 12/19

A retirement reception for Sevier County treasurer Risa Krantz will be held Wednesday, December 19th from 2-4pm at the Sevier County Courthouse. The public is welcome to come honor Risa for her twenty years of service as treasurer.

DHS SEMESTER TEST WEEK SCHEDULE   12/19 – 12/21

The De Queen High School will be taking semester test on Wednesday through Friday, December 19th – 21st. The schedule is:

Wednesday: Dec 19, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:35      1st Period Semester Test
  • 9:40 – 11:15    2nd Period Semester Test
  • 11:15 – 11:50  Lunch
  • 11:55 – 1:30    3rd Period Semester Test
  • 1:35 – 3:10      4th Period Semester Test

Thursday: Dec 20, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:35      5th Period Semester Test
  • 9:40 – 11:15     6th Period Semester Test
  • 11:15 – 11:45   Lunch
  • 12:00                Buses

Friday, Dec 21, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:35     7th Period Semester Test
  • 9:40 – 11:15    8th Period Semester Test
  • 11:15 – 11:45  Lunch
  • 12:00               Buses

SEVIER COUNTY MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE   12/20

You’re invited for an open house & tour at the Sevier County Museum in De Queen on Thursday, December 20th from 6:00 until 7:30 pm.  Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

CRAFTING WITH CLAUS    12/20

The Horatio Junior Class will host “Crafting with Claus; A Handmade Christmas” event on Thursday December 20, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Horatio High School Practice Gym.

All proceeds will go toward expenses of the 2019 Junior-Senior prom.

Admission, which includes one free ticket to make a craft of their choice,  is $3 per person.  Additional tickets are $1 each.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS  

Christmas:
The Sevier County Courthouse will close for the Christmas Holiday at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 21, and remain closed until 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 26.

The Sevier County Landfill will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday December 25. Solid Waste Satellite Stations will be closed Tuesday, December 25.

New Year’s:
In observance of the New Year’s Holiday, the Sevier County Courthouse, Landfill and Solid Waste Satellite Stations will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

LIFESHARE  DONATION DRIVES 12/27:

-4 p.m. to 7 p.m. December 27 at Walmart, 926 East Collin Ray Drive, DeQueen, AR.

-10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. December 27 at Mitchell Medical, 155 Highway 71 North, DeQueen, AR.To sign up to donate or for more information call 903-794-3173.

 

 

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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.

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.