Upcoming Events

DAISY STATE PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

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SEVIER COUNTY BLOCK PARTIES 06/25

A block party will be hosted by The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department at The Gillham Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. All vendors and activities will be family friendly and everyone is welcome to attend.

WILLIAMSON COMMUNITY CHURCH VBS 2019     06/27-06/29

The Williamson Community Church, 555 Central Road, Horatio will present “ROAR! Life is wild, God is good” to PreK to Teens. Vacation Bible School will begin Thursday June 27th. Thursday and Friday evening the program will be from 6-8:30pm with Saturdays school to begin at 4pm. A family program will be presented at 7pm and refreshments will follow.

CCCUA JULY CLASSES DEADLINE 06/28

Classes are still open for July 2019 at UA Cossatot. Registration deadline is Friday, June 28th and classes will last from July 1st through July 25th. Visit CCCUA.edu or call  870-584-4471

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT THE LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH   06/28-06/29

The Lighthouse Church, located at 3455 South Camilla Street in Lockesburg, will be holding Vacation Bible School “YEE HAW Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift,” beginning Friday, June 28th from 5pm to 7:30pm and on Saturday, June 29th from 9am to 11:30am.

For more information, call 870 582 4383.

GILLHAM SCHOOL HOMECOMING & REUNION      06/29

The 44th annual Gillham School Homecoming and Reunion will be Saturday, June 29th at the Gillham School Building.  Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1969.  Building will open at 9 am with a catered lunch ($10 per person) beginning at 11:30.  Please bring pies, cakes or cookies for the fundraiser that begins at 2:00 pm. Building will close at 3 pm.

THE HARTLEY FAMILY IN CONCERT    06/30

The Hartley Family will be in concert on Sunday, June 30th in the First Southern Baptist Church of Crossroads, AR. The program begins at 6pm and everyone is welcome.

Please bring finger foods and plan to fellowship after the program with The Hartley Family.

2019 LET FREEDOM RING!     07/03

The City of De Queen Parks Department will present the 2019 Let Freedom Ring celebration on Wednesday, July 3rd at the UA Cossatot Amphitheater.  There will be craft and food vendors and free water cannon, music and fireworks.  AR Pride softball team will be manning the main concession stand. The Jug Hill Annie Band will take the stage at 6:00 pm to be followed by Midnight Hurricanes at 7:30.  Fireworks will begin at dark.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and bug spray.

If you would like to sign up as a vendor, call (870) 642-4140.  There is no fee.    If you need electricity, you will have to bring your own generator.

FIREWORKS IN THE PARK   07/04

Ida Margaret Coulter Stone Park in Lockesburg will be the location for the annual “Fireworks in the Park” Thursday, July 4th.  There will be a variety of craft, food vendors and attractions including a softball tournament.  Local veterans will be recognized.  Music will be provided by local bands.  Fireworks begin at dark.  For more information call Lockesburg City Hall at (870) 289-3261.

NEWHOPE VFD FOURTH OF JULY FUNDRAISER     07/04 

Newhope VFD will be having a chicken dinner with the fixings starting at 5pm on the 4th of July along with an auction and gun raffle. The Wild Card Band will provide entertainment and a fireworks show after dark Come on out for lots of fun and entertainment.

STAND UP FOR AMERICA CELEBRATION   07/06

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce presents Stand Up For America Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Nashville City Park, 1301 West Johnson Street in Nashville.  Gates open at 5:00 with fun games for the kids from 6:00 until 6:30 pm, Patriotic Show at 6:30p, Zac Dunlap Band at 7:30p and Fireworks at 9:30p.  Cost for ages 13 & up is $10.  Veterans is $5.00. 12 yes and under admitted free.

ARVEST BANK FILL THE BUS 07/15-7/26

Arvest Bank De Queen Branch is collecting School Supplies for the “Fill The Bus” campaign. Donations of pens, pencils, papers, notebooks, binders and all school supplies will be collected July 15th-July 26th and the bus will be located at wal-mart July 27th. All donations are appreciated and will be donated to students in sevier county.

FREE FARMEDIC PROVIDER COURSE    09/06-08

Domtar will sponsor the National FARMEDIC Provider Course to train first responders farm rescue procedures that address the safety of both the patients and responders.  The course is free to students.  It will be held at Domtar, Ashdown Mill Friday, September 6th from 6:00-10:00 pm; Saturday, September 7th from 8 am until 4 pm; and Sunday, September 8th from 8 am until complete.  For more information contact James Pappas at Domtar (903) 276-9923 or Rudy Hartridge, Little River County OEM Coordinator at (903) 278-1514.

 

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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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.