Upcoming Events

DAISY STATE PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

 

SEVIER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Area farmers provide locally grown, home baked, and crafted products for Sevier & surrounding Counties at the Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m-11:00 a.m.  At 604 East Hayes Avenue under the Pavilion May-October.

 

FREE FANS FOR OLDER ADULTS     NOW

Summer’s not over and the office of Dr. Randy Walker has fans available for senior adults age 60 and older who are in need.  Older individuals, on a fixed income, may struggle with rising temperatures during the summer months as they don’t turn on their air conditioning due to cost.  Anyone interested in receiving a fan, or knows of a senior in need should contact Beverly Reynolds, RN at 870-642-2390.

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!

IT’S TIME TO ORDER PECANS     NOW-10/25

Cossatot Conservation District is taking orders for pecans and a variety of other nuts.    To place an order call (870) 584 3111 ext. 3 or fax order form to (855) 655-8286, or go by their office at 309 West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen.  Deadline to order is October 25th.

CATTLEMAN’S ASSOCIATION MEETING 09/16

The Sevier County Cattleman’s Association will hold their next meeting on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Adams building of UA Cossatot’s De Queen campus. All members are encouraged to attend.

DE QUEEN SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 09/16

The next De Queen School Board meeting will be held at the district administration building on Monday, September 16th at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

DE QUEEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING 09/17

The next De Queen City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in De Queen. The public is welcome.

SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP REGISTRATION 09/19

The Fall semester application process for Single Parent Scholarships is now open. Visit aspsf.org to apply. Click on “find my county” for Sevier County and submit an application. Be sure to include all required forms and downloads before the September 19th deadline.

 

ADULT EDUCATION OPEN HOUSES 09/19

UA Cossatot Adult Education will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 19 from 11:30-1:30 at the Adult Education Centers on each of the UA Cossatot campuses. Refreshments will be offered. Stop by to learn about the different programs that Adult Education offers.

ROAD CLOSURE   09/19

Sevier County Judge Greg Ray announced that Johnson Bridge Road at the one-lane bridge over Rolling Fork will be closed  Thursday, September 19th from 8:00am until around noon for state inspection.

BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR ED BAILEY   09/20

The American Legion Post 332 of Mineral Springs, will hold a benefit fundraiser for Ed Bailey on September 20th in the Lockesburg City Park. Serving will begin at 11 am.

Items for sale: Barbeque Plate $10; Barbeque Combo Plate $15; Barbeque Sandwich $6.

Donations may be made to Steve Dixon, American Legion Post 332 Treasurer.

Thank you in advance for helping support our brother and his fight against cancer.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS     09/20

Defensive Driving Class will be held at the Sevier County Library on Friday, Sept 20th from 9am to 1pm. Call 870 584 6120 to register.

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN REACHING OUT: LADIES DAY 09/21

The 14th annual Ladies Day at Horatio Elementary Cafeteria will take place Saturday, September 21st. The event welcomes everyone in the community and special music and speakers will be featured. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the admission price is $10. Door prizes, friends, fun, fellowship and meals will be provided. Call Debbie Whisenhunt at 870-582-1750.

 

SEVIER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO SET FILING FEES   09/23

The Sevier County Democratic Party will meet at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 23, in the Courthouse Conference Room to set filing fees for county and township offices up for election in 2020. The meeting is open to the public.

 

MT. IDA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING   09/26

The Mt. Ida Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 6:00 pm., Thursday, September 26 at the cemetery pavilion. Anyone interested in Mt. Ida Cemetery is invited to attend this meeting and asked to bring their own chair.

DRIVE-BY FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINIC    09/27

The Sevier County Health Unit will offer free flu immunizations during the drive-by clinic held at the De Queen Fire Station on Friday, September 27th from  7:00 to 3:30.  You are asked to have your paperwork filled out and to wear short sleeves.  If you have insurance that covers immunizations, they will need that information also.

BLUE DARTER TRADE DAYS SEEKING VENDORS 09/27 & 28

The 3rd annual Blue Darter Trade Days will be held September 27th and 28th beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day outside the bank of Lockesburg and UA Cossatot gymnasium. Vendors are currently being accepted and application forms can be picked up at the front desk of any UA Cossatot campus or The Bank of Lockesburg. Questions can be refereed to Zebbie Launis at 870-584-9966.

AINSLEY’S ANGELS DINNER AND 5K      09/28

Ainsley’s angels is hosting a Dinner and 5k Saturday September 28th at Herman Dierks Park in De Queen. The fundraiser will serve $5 plates and host a live band. The race entry fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt, age group medal and dinner. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. If you know someone who would like to sponsor a water station or have their business printed on the back of t-shirts please contact 479-214-0942 and speak with Tessa Dean or email swarkansas@ainsleysangels.org

BINGO FOR KENNY AND GABRIEL 09/28

Everyone in The Community is invited out to play Bingo in honor of Kenny Jeanes and Gabriel Wilson on September 28th beginning at 5:00 in The Horatio Elementary Cafeteria. Bingo cards will cost $10.00 and a concession stand will be featured, proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund in memory of the boys.

Contact Donna Jeanes at 870-784-5152 for information.

LITTLE HEROES 5K AND FUNFEST 10/19

The Fall FunFest and Little Heroes 5K of Southwest Arkansas will be held at Herman Dierks Park on October 19th with registration and the Funfest to begin at 3:00 p.m. The Kids Hero Dash and Fun Run will start at 6:00 p.m. and the 5K and Glow Run will begin at 7:00 p.m. The events are all family friendly and the purpose is to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Contact G Marshall at littleheroesofswar@gmail.com for information. Register online at runsignup.com/Race/AR/DeQueen/LittleHeroesofSWAR

 

AHS FINANCIAL AID MEETINGS 10/22

Ashdown High School is offering assistance for students and families to properly complete the FAFSA to help with college and technical school costs. Meetings will be held in The Ashdown Counseling Center on October 22nd from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact Kelsey Smith to Schedule an appointment in advance. KelseyS@ashdownschool.org or call 870-898-3562.

 

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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.