Upcoming Events

Oak Levee Recreation Area closed for renovations  03/05-ongoing

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

The Recreation Area will close at 8 a.m. Friday, March 5 while repairs are being 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.

 

Broken Bow Chamber Connections & Coffee    04/20

Skip rope, not breakfast!  Join us April 20th at the Chamber of Commerce in Broken Bow for Connections and Coffee.  Gypsy Brew Java will be brewing coffee for the vent.  Breakfast will be provided by the Chamber.  We want to connect with you, so come on by from 8:30 to 10:30 am.  this is an arrive and leave as you please event!  Network with us and enjoy breakfast.  This is open to anyone; you do not have to be a Chamber member to attend.  Bring your associates and employees.  We can’t wait to see you there!  Call (580) 584-3393 with any questions.  The Chamber is located at 113 West Martin Luther King Drive in Broken Bow.

Rescheduled Dierks School Board meeting   04/24

The Dierks School Board regular monthly meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 22nd.

Benefit Chicken Dinner           04/24

A benefit chicken dinner will be held for Lyla Faye, daughter of Hunter Brian and Shelby Scott on Friday, April 24th beginning at 4 pm.  Cost for the grilled chicken dinner with baked beans, cole slaw and dessert is $10 per plate.  To reserve your to go plate, call Stacy Button at (903) 556-0649 or Lova Cook at (870) 828-0535.  Proceeds will go to help the family with the unexpected medical expenses caused by complications during her delivery.

AHS Panther Theater presents Frozen, Jr.     04/24-25

Tickets will go on sale Monday April 19th for the AHS Panther Theatre production of Frozen, Jr. in the Ashdown Administration Building.  Office hours are 8 a.m – 4 p.m. during the weekday and tickets are $5 each.  Performances for the community will be Saturday, April 24th with performances at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.  and again on Sunday, April 25th in the Ashdown High School Auditorium.  Masks are required to attend the performances.

Registration Packets for Kindergarten Students Due           04/30

De Queen Primary Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be held at the Primary Wed Aug 4th for new Kindergarten students as well as new and returning 1st and 2nd grade students. Parents wanting to enroll their child for Kindergarten next year can now go by the Primary office and pick up a registration packet. All registration packets will need to be turned in to the Primary office by Friday, April 30th. Also if you live outside the De Queen School District and would like to send your child to De Queen Schools next year please fill out a school choice form at the admin office by May 1st.

La Inscripción Primaria De Queen para el año escolar 2021-2022 se llevará a cabo en la Primaria el 4 de Agosto para los nuevos estudiantes de Kindergarten, así como para los estudiantes nuevos y de 1º y 2º grado. Los padres que deseen inscribir a su hijo para kindergarten el próximo año ahora pueden pasar por la oficina de la Primaria y recoger un paquete de registro. Todos los paquetes de inscripción deberán ser entregados a la oficina de la Primaria antes del Viernes 30 de Abril. También si usted vive fuera del Distrito Escolar De Queen y desea enviar a su hijo a las Escuelas De Queen el próximo año, por favor llene un formulario de elección escolar en la oficina de administración antes del 1º de Mayo.

Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival   05/29

The Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend. 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.

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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LOCKESBURG CITY HALL CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19  

Due to the rise in numbers of Positive cases of COVID-19 in Sevier County, The Lockesburg City Hall has been closed.  You can pay your Water/Sewer Bills by phone 870-289-3261 or by using the Drop Box at the Front Door of City Hall.  Thank You for  helping Keep everyone safe.

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.

RESOURCE GUIDE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD   

Attached is a Resource Guide for those in need of contact information during changes caused by Covid-19. Provided by Sevier County Sheriff’s Department, De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce and Angie Walker.

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.

DE QUEEN SPORTS PROGRAMS        

Due to Coronavirus concerns, The City of De Queen has announced they are postponing all city sports programs at this time. That includes T-ball and soccer for all age groups until further notice. This closure also extends to all organizations that use the city’s facilities for practice or games at the Sportsplex or Herman Dierks Park. The city will be keeping the public informed as the situation continues to change.

SEVIER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER CLOSED 

The Sevier County Senior Citizen’s center has announced they will be closed until further notice.  Meal delivery will still be available during this time.

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.

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.  – MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE –

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.

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.