Upcoming Events

DAISY STATE PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

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SEVIER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET: OPEN MAY-SEPTEMBER

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. and Friday afternoons 3:00-7:00 pm. 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

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!

GRANNIS PARK CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT 08/19

Grannis City Park will be Closed Monday August 19 until park renovation is completed.

SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP REGISTRATION   NOW – 09/19

Our Fall semester application process is now open. Just go to aspsf.org to apply for a single parent scholarship. Click on find my country for Sevier County and submit your application. Please include all required forms and downloads before the September 19th deadline.

ARKANSAS DOT SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT AT MEETING   08/20

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting in De Queen to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen 5.43 miles of U.S. Highway 71 to five lanes with a shoulder and replace two structures between the Cossatot River and De Queen.

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments. The meeting will follow an open house format and will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20 in the Fellowship Hall at the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, located at 802 East Vandervoort Ave. De Queen, AR.

For more information, contact the ArDOT’s Public Information Office at 510-569-2000 or info@ardot.gov.

AN EVENING OF JAZZ     08/24

A free Evening of Jazz will be held at the President William Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 4:00 pm.  Acts featured will be Arrowhead Jazz Band of New Orleans, Kenneth Wiley of Prescott and G-Code Band of Dallas.  Call (870) 777-4455 for more information.  Lawn chairs are welcome.

GAME NIGHT SCHEDULED AT VETERAN’S HALL   08/26

The Veterans of Sevier County will be hosting a Community Game Night on Monday, August 26th beginning at 6pm in the Veterans Hall, located at 513 N. 8th Street. Finger foods will be served.

For more information, contact Ricky Hendricks at 870 584 8051.

SEVIER COUNTY EQUALIZATION BOARD MEETING     08/28

There will be a meeting of the Sevier County Equalization Board on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.  The meeting will be held in the County Courthouse in the County Assessor’s Office. This meeting is for scheduled hearings of the Equalization Board. The last day to call to schedule a hearing is August 19 at 4:30 P.M. If you desire to schedule a hearing you should call the County Clerk’s office at 870-642-2852. This meeting is open to the public.

FREE FARMEDIC PROVIDER COURSE    09/06-08

Domtar will sponsor the National FARMEDIC Provider Course to train first responders farm rescue procedures that address the safety of both the patients and responders.  The course is free to students.  It will be held at Domtar, Ashdown Mill Friday, September 6th from 6:00-10:00 pm; Saturday, September 7th from 8 am until 4 pm; and Sunday, September 8th from 8 am until complete.  For more information contact James Pappas at Domtar (903) 276-9923 or Rudy Hartridge, Little River County OEM Coordinator at (903) 278-1514.

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

 

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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.