Upcoming Events

 

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

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK FEBRUARY EVENTS

Click here for a list of programs, tours and activities at Cossatot River State Park Natural Area for February 2019.  The park is located at 1980 Hwy 278 West of Wickes, AR .  Phone (870) 385-2201.

LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES MARCH SCHEDULE

LifeShare Blood Center has the following community drives scheduled in your area for March:

-2 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 3 at Walmart, 926 East Collin Raye Drive, De Queen, AR.

-9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at Saint Barbara Catholic Church, 511 West De Queen Avenue, De Queen, AR.

-3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Lockesburg Baptist Church, 3466 South Camellia, Lockesburg, AR.

LifeShare Blood Centers is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. To sign up to donate or for more information call 903-794-3173. New Center location is 4020 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas.

SEVIER COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULED    02/22

There will be a meeting of the Sevier County Election Commission on Friday February 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. to certify the candidates for the May 21, 2019 School Elections. This meeting will be in the Sevier County Courthouse, County Clerk’s office.

Other items pertaining to the 2019 School Election may be discussed as necessary.

This meeting is open to the public.

DQ CHAMBER SILENT AUCTION ITEMS DEADLINE 02/22

Items to be submitted for the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Banquet must be turned by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND. Arrange pick-up or drop off Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the chamber office.

WILD GAME COOK-OFF 02/23

The Wild Game Cook-off at De Queen First Assembly of God Church will be held Saturday, February 23rd. Awards will be given out for best mount, ugliest rack and best rack. Prizes include gift cards, knives and a ruger American 308 synthetic stock, and more. Call 870-584-3435 with questions.

BAKE SALE FOR MICHELLE OLSEN 02/24

A bake sale fundraiser for Michelle Olsen has been re-scheduled for Sunday, February 24th in the Pruitt’s Foods parking lot (in DQ) beginning at 12pm. Michelle has been diagnosed with breast cancer and funds are needed for her to receive surgery. Call 279-4863 for more information or to make a donation.

BASEBALL REGISTRATION 02/24

2019 registration for Sevier County Youth Baseball Association is going on now. Registration deadline is Sunday, Feb. 24. Questions can be directed to board member Clayton Yates, 870-584-6358, or email at seviercountyyouthbaseball@gmail.com.

DE QUEEN SOFTBALL REGISTRATION 02/26

Registration for De Queen Softball is ongoing now. The deadline is February 26th and the fee is $53. Call Sara Westfall at 870-784-3829.

BEEF AND FORAGE PRODUCER MEETING 2/28

The Deadline to Register for the Beef and Forage Producer meeting is Friday, February 22nd. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 28th in the Adams Building at UA Cossatot. A meal will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the program will follow. Topics include pasture weed control and selecting replacement heifers.  Call 870-584-3013 for registration.

FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET 03/02

The Cossatot Friends of NRA banquet will be held Saturday March 2nd at The De Queen High School cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person of $40 per couple. Dinner, auctions, raffles and family fun will be featured. Call 870-584-7719 for tickets or visit Baker’s Bargain House in De Queen.

SOLD ON ASHDOWN   03/02

The Ashdown Community Advisory Team & Foundation will be holding the 8th Annual Community Auction on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Ashdown High School, 171 South Locust Street. Doors open at 4pm with the Auction to begin at 6pm.

Thousands in auction items available. Some items to be auction include: Cruise, Big Green Egg, Yeti Cooler, Television, Sports Memorabilia, Toys and much, much more.

All proceeds go to Ashdown Community Development Projects.

DFA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE     03/08-03/09

The De Queen First Assembly will hold a Women’s Conference “Adored By the God Who Sees Me” on Friday, March 8, 2019 and Saturday, March 9, 2019. Dinner will be served on Friday evening in the Hospitality Hall at 6:00 pm followed at 7:00 pm with Praise & Worship

Saturday at 9:30 am a light breakfast will be served, vendors, door prizes and coffee shop will be available with Praise & Worship to begin at 10:30.

Susanne Cox will be the Guest Speaker with Sondra Reynolds over Praise & Worship

Cost is $20. For more information, please contact De Queen First Assembly at 870 584 3435.

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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.

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 are 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.