Upcoming Events

Oak Levee Recreation Area closed for renovations -ongoing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily closed access to Okay Landing Recreation Area.

The Recreation Area closed at 8 a.m. Friday, March 5 for repairs to be made to Okay Levee. Depending on weather, the repairs should be completed by mid-summer. Due to safety concerns, public access to the area will not be allowed during the closure period.

Boaters will still be able to access the east side of Millwood Lake by using the Saratoga and Cottonshed boat launch ramps.

Sevier County Block Parties   June 8  through September 14

DE QUEEN – The Sevier County Block Party Committee is announcing a number of events starting this month aimed at continuing to foster closer relations between local law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

This year, the Block Party Committee is hosting a number of events across the county. The first is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Herman Dierks Park in De Queen. That will be followed by another event at the Horatio City Park on June 29.

The Gillham Fire Department will host a block party on July 13 and then in Lockesburg on Aug. 3 at the Lockesburg City Park. The two final events are scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Ben Lomond Community Building and then again in De Queen on Sept. 14 at the Sportsplex.

The events will focus on providing a fun, family-oriented event. The Block Party will include a bounce house, free hot dogs, frozen treats and popcorn. The event will once again feature a Little Debbie eating contest for kids and adults. There will be numerous prizes given away including a bike as well as various gift cards and gift certificates.

For more information visit the Sevier County Block Party Committee on Facebook.

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser   06/18

Southwest Arkansas Crisis & Resource Center is having a Smoked Chicken Dinner Fundraiser this Friday, June 18th from 11 am until 2:30 at the Town North Shopping Center.   You may pre-order by calling  584-3441.

Food Pantry   06/19

Pantry of Amerasian Hometown Missions, 229 Hwy 71 North, De Queen, AR will hold a drive through food pantry, for Sevier County residents, on Saturday, June 19th beginning at 9 am.

All Day Singing at Milford Union Church    06/20

The Milford Union Church located southeast of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 will hold their annual All Day Singing on Sunday, June 20th beginning at 10:30 with potluck lunch at noon.

Stand Up for American Celebration June 26th

The 32nd Annual Stand Up for American Celebration sponsored by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, June 26th at Nashville City Park. Gates open at 1 pm with the Bear Creek Boys providing the music. Event include and antique car show, youth softball tournament, corn hole tournament, live music, smash-a-car.   The patriotic show and salute to veterans will be from 7:30 to 9:20 pm  The fireworks show will begin at 9:20.   Entry Fee is $5.

Sevier County Senior Citizen Center will reopen July 1st

The Sevier County Senior Citizen’s center has announced they will reopen July 1st.

Independence Day Observances             7/3-4

City of De Queen will hold their annual Independence Day fireworks show and celebration on Saturday, July 3rd at the Sportsplex.  There will not be a live band this year, but a deejay will be onsite to play patriotic music throughout the event.

Ida Margaret Coulter Stone Park in Lockesburg will present Fireworks in the Park on Sunday, July 4th.   They’ll have a corn hole tournament and full concessions. Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross will perform beginning at 6 pm. Veterans will be recognized and  the fireworks show will be at dark.

Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival POSTPONED to 07/17

The Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival held annually on Memorial Day weekend has been postponed until Saturday, July 17th due to high lake levels restricting boat ramp access and camping.  Boat Checks/Late Registration start at 5:00 am. Over $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.  The tournament will start at daylight (around 6 am). Registration is $45 and late registration that morning will be $50.  Entry Form

To find out more, please call the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce at 870 584 3225. If no answer, leave a message.

This ad paid for with a combination of state funds and regional association funds.

De Queen High School Registration   July 26-28

First day of school for De Queen district students will be Monday, August 16th.   Registration for 10th through 12 grade students will be held at the high school office as follows:

Seniors   Monday, July 26th   8 – 4
Juniors    Tuesday, July 27th   8 – 4

Sophomores  Wednesday, July 28th  8 – 4

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY FOOD PANTRY  

De Queen First Assembly will have the food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9 am to 10:30 am. Call 870-584-3435 for more information about De Queen First Assembly and their food pantry.

 

SEVIER COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC

The Sevier County Water Association has announced their office is closed to the public until further notice. Payments can  still be mailed in to P.O Box 700, De Queen Arkansas, 71832. Information is available online at scwa.myruralwater.com or call 870-642-5289.

SEVIERLY STRONG – STRONGER TOGETHER!  

De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce has started a new facebook page which will allow local businesses to post change of hours, curbside and home delivery  availability as well as online shopping incentives.   Help spread awareness for our local businesses by inviting friends and fellow business owners to join the group.  For the most up-to-date listing or to post your information, click here.

SEVIER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE HELP AVAILABLE 

An agent will be present in the Extension Office in Sevier County at the De Queen Campus. Please call ahead at (870) 584-3013.  If you have agri samples (soil, hay, hog water, etc.) to be sent off, please call the office for instructions.  They are open 7:30-5:00 Mon-Thurs and closed Friday.

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING

The Division of Agriculture has made pesticide applicator training, certification available online.

 Fast Facts:

  • Private applicator training now available online at uaex.edu/pat
  • $20 cost does not include license fee paid to state
  • Valid for both initial certification and recertification

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.

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 

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.

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

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.

 

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.