Upcoming Events

 

 

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.

 

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

CAREGIVERS MEETING     01/17

The Cossatot Senior Center, 7366 Hwy 71 S, Wickes, will be having a Caregiver Meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 11:14am. The topic is “Diabetes.”

DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 2019-2020 PRE-REGISTRATION ANNOUNCED   01/17-01/24

De Queen High School Pre registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be as follows:
Thursday, January 17 – Juniors (next year’s seniors)
Tuesday, January 22 – 9th grade (next year’s sophomores)
Thursday, January 24 – 10th grade (next year’s juniors)
All meetings will take place at 6 PM in the high school cafeteria.  Faculty will discuss requirements for Pre-AP and AP courses.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

KNITTING WORKSHOP IN IDABEL 01/19

The Museum of the Red River will host a beginner-level knitting workshop on January 19, 2019.  The class is scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm and will break at noon for lunch.  Registration is available at https://www.museumoftheredriver.org/product/knitting-workshop or over the phone, (580) 286 – 3616.

BREAKFAST FUND RAISER   01/19

The Cossatot Senior Center, 7366  Hwy 71 S, Wickes, will be having a Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday January 19th from 8am – 10am.

The public is invited.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY     01/21

-The Sevier County Courthouse and Landfill will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 22nd.

-Mayor Jeff Brown announced city hall will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Monday trash route will be picked up Tuesday. Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will remain the same.

-Mayor Rich Dorsey has announced The City of Horatio will be closed on Monday, January 21st,, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no trash pick up Monday. All services will resume as normal on Tuesday, January 22nd

-The De Queen Library will be closed Monday January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, January 22nd.

GRACE POINT LADIES EVENT 01/19

Grace Country Church in Centerpoint is hosting a Ladies Gathering Saturday Jan 19. 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  The Guest Speaker will be Leann Hart. Tickets are $20.  Breakfast and Lunch provided.  For ladies high school age and older.  No childcare provided. Please call Traci Short 870 584 6153 or Tomye Adair 870 828 1231.

SEVIER COUNT CATTLEMAN’S ASSOCIATION MEETING 01/21

The Sevier County Cattlemen’s Association will be meeting 6:30PM Monday January 21, 2019 at the Adams Building on the UA Cossatot Campus.

SEVIER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING   01/22

The Sevier County Democratic Party will meet at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, in the Courthouse Conference Room to elect officers and to select a representative to serve on the Sevier County Election Commission. The meeting is open to the public and new members would be welcomed.

CERRO GORDO BENEFIT 01/26

A benefit Fish Fry and pre-walk has been planned for Saturday, January 26th at 4:00 p.m. At the Cerro Gordo Fire Station. The cost is $5 per child and $7 per adult.

TOO CHICKEN TO PLUNGE     02/02

WeeCare Pregnancy Resources, Inc. will hold their 10th Annual Plunge For Life on Saturday, Feb 2nd at Steven’s Gap Deer Drive Area D on Beavers Bend State Park, beginning at 1pm.

For more information or to participate, contact WeeCare at 580 286-5390.

MISS DHS PAGEANT      02/09

The Miss DHS “The World is Your Runway!” Pageant will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7pm at DHS Auditorium. Students who wish to participate in the pageant need to contact Angelina Ward at De Queen High School.

There will be a Mini and Little Miss DHS Pageant to be held prior to the Miss DHS Pageant, beginning at 5:45pm for students in De Queen Elementary and De Queen Primary. Entry forms will be sent home with students who wish to participate in the pageant. There is a $25 registration fee to enter and the deadline to register will be January 18th. Please call Betty Stone at 870 642 2426 for more information.

Tickets to both events on February 9th will be $5 each.

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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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.