Registration for 14 and under Sevier County Softball is going on now through Feb. 7th. Registration fee is $55.00 and forms are available at the park office and have been delivered to the schools. If you have any questions please call Sara Westfall at (870) 784-3829.
DE QUEEN SCHOOLS YEARBOOK ORDERS
De Queen Middle & Junior High yearbook forms are available in the middle & junior high offices . Yearbooks are $20 for plain and $27
for personalized. Orders are due by April 1st. Return your order form to Callie Helms at the De Queen Junior High School or Stephanie Strasner at the Middle School. You can also order online through the school website.
CHICKEN DINNER FOR LUCY ROBB 01/18
A chicken Dinner Benefit will be held for Lucy Robb on Saturday, January 18th at the Wickes Cafeteria beginning at 4:00 p.m. with the auction to start at 6:00. The cost is by donation and all support is appreciated.
CATTLEMAN’S ASSOCIATION MEETING 1/120
The Next Sevier County Cattleman’s Association Meeting is set for Monday, January 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Adams building of UA Cossatot.
DIERKS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 01/20
SOLD ON ASHDOWN COMMUNITY AUCTION 01/25
The 9th annual Ashdown community auction will be held Saturday, January 25th at Ashdown High School. The doors will open at 4:00pm. and the event begins at 6:00pm. There will be a live auction, silent auction, penny auction, baked goods, special prize raffles, card raffles, food concessions and a children’s activity area.
Items include electronics, sports, memorabilia, firearms, coolers, trips, gift certificates, and more. The auction is sponsored by the Domtar Community Advisory team and the Ashdown Community Foundation. All proceeds are used for beautification projects in downtown Ashdown and at the city park. The focus project for 2020 is a splash pad at the city park.
Save the date for the Ashdown Community Auction, January 25th, 2020.
FISH FRY FOR PAULEY CEMETERY 1/25
A fish fry benefiting Pauley Cemetery is scheduled for Saturday, January 25th at 4:00. The fundraiser will take place at the Cerro Gordo Fire Department beginning at 4:00 with a pie and cake walk to follow at 6:00. The Cost for adults is $7 and children age 12 and younger are $5 and everyone is welcome.
BOULEVARD OF FLAGS PROGRAM DEADLINE 01/31
The De Queen Rotary Club is accepting applications for the Boulevard of Flags program. At your home or business, flags will be set up on president’s day, memorial day, flag day, Independence day, labor day and Veteran’s day. The cost is $50 and the deadline to participate is January 31st. For information contact Tammy Huddleston. 584-2550.
“THE SWAN” AT FIRST BAPTIST IN LOCKESBURG 02/02
First Baptist Church at 3466 S. Camellia in Lockesburg is hosting Comedian Dennis Swanberg on Sunday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. “The Swan” is a Christian Comedian and television personality and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge for the event.
PRUNING WORKSHOP 02/27
Thursday, February 27, 2020 the U of A Fruit Research Station in Clarksville will be hosting a pruning workshop. In this workshop, you will learn about the principles of pruning with hands-on demonstrations in blueberries, blackberries, grapes, peaches, and pecans. Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m. with the workshop starting at 1:15 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Please email Katie Hanshaw at Khanshaw@uark.edu or call 479-754-2406 to pre-register, or for further information. There will be a $10.00 charge collected on the day of the event for the workshop. Cash only. (University employees and students are free)
Location: 1749 State Hwy 818, Clarksville, AR 72830
SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND DEADLINE 05/02
The Sevier County Single Parent Scholarship fund is now accepting applications. The spring semester process is currently open and information is available online at aspsf.org Applicants can click on “find my county” and submit applications. All required documents must be turned in by the May 2nd deadline.
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
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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.
FREE HAND SANITIZER AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
The office of Dr. Randy Walker is offering free hand sanitizer and kleenex boxes to local businesses during flu season this fall. Business owners can call the office at 870-584-3000 or tag the office in a facebook post to receive their free germ-x and tissues.
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
As local residents begin to use their heaters during cooler weather this season, 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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.