Upcoming Events

ANNUAL HORATIO BAND BOOSTER PIE SALE   NOW -11/21

Horatio band boosters are doing their annual Thanksgiving pie sale.   They will be selling pumpkin, apple, pecan, and chocolate pie, and yeast rolls. All orders are due by the 21st and pie pick up will be at the Horatio elementary cafeteria on November 27 from 3-6 pm. All proceeds will go towards band camp scholarships.  For more information contact Christina Winton at (870) 582-4803.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE IN LOCKESBURG      NOW – 11/25

The Bank of Lockesburg will collect canned food items until Monday, Novebmer 25th to benefit families in the Lockesburg area.

VETERANS DAY SALUTE     NOW-NOVEMBER 2019

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th, and number one Country 92.1 will pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S military online at KDQN.net.  A Veterans Day webpage has been created for listeners to send in a photo of their loved one in honor of them serving this great nation.  #1 Country 92.1 will also be airing veteran’s day event announcements and special tributes to these brave individuals.  You can Send your photos with the name, rank and branch of service of your family members to numberonecountry@yahoo.com or drop by KDQN studios at 921 West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen to have a photo scanned.  Help KDQN honor the brave men and women who have served our country.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX DROP OFF    11/18-25

Operation Christmas Child,  a division of Samaritan’s Purse, is sending shoe boxes filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children all over the world showing God’s word .   Anyone can make a shoe box whether it be individuals, churches, or organizations.

First Baptist Horatio is a drop off site for Operation Christmas​ child.  You can drop off a shoe box at the following days and times:
November 21, 22, 5-7pm
November 20, 4-6pm
November 23, 10-12am
November 24, 3-5 pm
November 25, 9-11 am

For questions contact Liz Trimble at 870-279-1219, or Samaritans Purse at 800-353-5949..

LOCKESBURG ANGEL TREE APPLICATIONS 11/20

The Lockesburg Lions Club has announced that angel tree applications are now being accepted for Lockesburg area children age 17 or younger. Forms may be picked up at Nadines Cafe, Lockesburg City Hall, Lockesburg Grocery and The Lockesburg Post Office. All forms must be turned in to The Bank of Lockesburg by November 20th.

8TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON    11/21

The De Queen Public School will hold its 8th Annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 21st beginning at 12pm in the De Queen Elementary School Cafeteria. All Seniors are Welcome.

LITTLERIVER PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS COMEDY    11/21-24

Start your holiday season off with a great big laugh by seeing Dashing Through The Snow, a Christmas Comedy in two acts, presented by the LittleRiver PlayHouse located on the McCurtain County Campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Idabel.  Dates are November 21, 22, and 23 at 7:00 pm.  Matinees are at 2:00 pm on November 23 and 24.  Live musical entertainment 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Admission is $10 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors and $5.00 for Students.

 

DIXIE ECHOS IN CONCERT      11/22

Gospel recording artists Dixie Echos will be in concert at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 950 Frachiseur Road, 4 1/2 miles east of Grannis  on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm.  There is no admission charge.  A love offering will be accepted.  Refreshments will follow.

DE QUEEN ROTARY 5K   11/23

The De Queen Rotary Club with sponsorship of De Queen Auto Group will hold a 5k run on Saturday, November 23rd at 9 am.  Race will begin at De Queen School Administration Building and end on the track.    Early registration until November 18th is $25. Late registration is $30.  Early registration guarantees a t-shirt on the day of the race. For more information e-mail greg@revelsandco.com.  Click here for entry form.

THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS FROM DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY   11/24

The De Queen First Assembly will be distributing Thanksgiving Blessings, to the first 100 families in need, after the 10:30 AM Worship Service on November 24th. No Deliveries will be available.

BANK CLOSURES 11/29

First State Bank and Bank of Lockesburg will be closing at noon on Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving day holiday weekend.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES      11/28-29

The Sevier County Courthouse, Landfill and Solid Waste Stations will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Landfill and Solid Waste Stations will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 30, and the Courthouse will open again at 8:00 a.m., Monday, December 2.

LIBRARY CLOSURES FOR NOVEMBER 

De Queen, Lockesburg and Gillham libraries will be closed November 28th, 29th, and 30th. The Horatio Library will be closed 28 and 29 but open regular hours the 30th.

 SEVIER COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION MEETING   12/03

There will be a meeting of the Sevier County Election Commission on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.  The meeting will be held in the County Courthouse in the Conference room. This meeting is to certify the Candidates for the March 3, 2019 Primary Election. There will  be a ballot draw for all opposed candidates. There could also be discussion of other matters relating to the upcoming elections in 2020.

This meeting is open to the public.

DE QUEEN CHRISTMAS PARADE   12/07

De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce invites you to “Christmas on the Square”  Saturday, December 7th.  Events begin at 4 :00 pm and the Parade at 6:00 pm.  A Christmas themed movie will be shown after the parade.  Theme for floats this year is

Christmas Around the World”  Contact the Chamber office at (870) 584-3225 or register online at dequeenchamberofcommerce.net.

DIERKS CHRISTMAS PARADE     12/16

The Dierks Chamber of Commerce presents the 2019 Dierks Christmas Parade on Monday, December 16th beginning at 6 pm.  Following the parade their will be cash drawings, gift drawings, food, music and singing.  For information contact Kenya Heifner at (870) 784-4207, Lindsey Pitchford at (870) 784-1796, or Jaron Tipton at (870) 584-6325.

 

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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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.

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 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.