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

COLLECTING TEDDY BEARS     NOW

In loving memory of Logan Wayne Winton, the Horatio Volunteer Fire Department are collecting teddy bears to be donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Bears or a cash donation to purchase bears can be dropped off at horatio Fire Department , picked up or given to one of the Volunteer Fire Fighters. Your kind offering will give children a little something to hold on to during a scary or difficult time.

The children and Horatio Volunteer Fire Department thank you for all our support and generosity.

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.

 

OCTOBER BLOOD DRIVES      10/01 – 10/31

LifeShare Blood Center has the following community drives in October:

-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 15 at UA Cossatot, 183 Highway 399, DeQueen, AR.

-9 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 17 at Tyson Grannis, 8489 Highway 71, Grannis, AR.

-1 p.m. to 6 p.m. October 19 at Walmart, 926 East Collin Raye Drive, DeQueen, AR.

-12 p.m. to 4 p.m. October 22 at DeQueen Medical Center, 1306 Collin Raye Drive, DeQueen, AR.

LifeShare Blood Centers is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 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

COSSATOT CONSERVATION DISTRICT PECAN SALE     Now-10/26

Cossatot Conservation District is currently taking orders for pecan pieces, pecan halves, raw peanuts as well as other nutty goodies.  To place an order call the Cossatot Conservation District office at (870) 584-3111 Ext. 3, fax your order to (855) 655-8286) or e-mail robinstacy@ar.nacdnet.net.

DAISY STATE PARK     SEPT 2018

Copy and paste the link below for a list of upcoming events:

https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/daisy-state-park

 

NEW ZION CAMP MEETING     09/23/18 TO 09/26/18

Mt. Zion Camp Meeting in Athens, AR., will begin Sunday night, September 23rd, and go thru Wednesday night, September 26th.  Services begin each night at 7:00pm.  This is the 137th year for this meeting.  Everyone is welcomed.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR    09/25 TO 10/04

The Ashdown Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from September 25 – October 4 in the C.D. Franks Library.

TV HOST AT IDABEL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH    09/26

First Baptist Church in Idabel Oklahoma is hosting a dinner Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. Hunter and TV Host of Final Descent Ministry “Brad Clay” will be featured at the event.

CRSP LEAVE NO TRACE AWARENESS WORKSHOP   09/26

Many people enjoy visiting Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, and the impacts of overuse are showing. Litter, invasive species, illegal fire rings and other impact can be seen throughout the park. We will damage this special place if we do not enjoy the outdoors responsibly. In this workshop, discover what you can do to enjoy your favorite places without damaging them or leaving a trace.

Our schedule includes:

  • Interactive games to teach the Leave No Trace Principles
  • The best methods to cook, clean, stay overnight, interact with other visitors/wildlife, and take care of the places you like to spend time outdoors.
  • How to help others develop a sense of environmental stewardship
  • Skills to minimize your impacts when you’re in the great outdoors.
  • How to get more involved with the national education program
  • Quick tips to use and share Leave No Trace at home, at work, and in your community.

MT. IDA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING     09/27

The Mt. Ida Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27 at the cemetery pavilion. Anyone interested in the Mt. Ida Cemetery is invited to attend.

FREE COAT GIVE AWAY     09/27

The Seventh Day Adventist, located at 1446 Red Bridge Road will be hosting a Free Coat Give Away on Thursday, September 27th in the Church Community Building. Any one in need of a winter coat is asked to stop by.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE McCURTAIN COUNTY     09/29

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mccurtain County will be on September 29th, 2018. Two activities open to the public include the cancer survivors’ lap and the luminaria ceremony. The Relay For Life and the following two activities are held at Broken Bow City Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. For more information on Relay For Life or the following activities, call Leigh Jackson at 580 212 8847.

September 29th, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. Cancer Survivor Recognition. Cancer survivors from the Mccurtain County area are invited to walk the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to celebrate their victory over cancer. The event and survivors’ lap will be held at Broken Bow City Park. Each cancer survivor will receive a free T-shirt to wear while walking the track. There is no cost to participate. Cancer survivors will need to arrive at Broken Bow Assembly of God at 4:30 for registration, followed by a free meal at 5:00  Families are welcome to attend.

September 29th, 2018…….dark Luminaria Ceremony. The American Cancer Society will hold their Relay For Life luminaria lighting ceremony to recognize those touched by cancer in McCurtain County at Broken Bow City Park. Individuals or companies can make contributions in memory of those who have lost their fight with cancer and in honor of those who have survived. Each will be recognized by a lighted luminaria candle. Contributions can be made by calling Leigh Jackson @ 580 212 8847.

FALL RIVER CLEAN UP AT COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK     09/29

A clean, beautiful park is something you can enjoy and be proud to share with future generations. Join park interpreters and the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers during the Hot Spot Event to volunteer and help clean up the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Registration will be held at the park visitor center at 9 a.m. The park will provide trash bags, gloves, safety vest, and other supplies. Lunch is provided for volunteers free of charge. Bring water and pick-up sticks or grabbers. We also highly recommend wearing boots or sturdy shoes. Prizes will be awarded and participants can enter to win a custom ENO hammock.

SEVIER COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING     09/29

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, September 29th at 10am at the Sevier County Museum.

The program will be about Clark Ward who came to Sevier County in the 1820’s. The public is invited.

“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE”   09/30

First Baptist Church of Lockesburg will be showing the movie “I Can Only Imagine” on Sunday evening, September 30th beginning at 5pm. There will be an ice cream social after the movie. Everyone is invited.

3rd ANNUAL SEVIER COUNTY NATIONAL NIGHT OUT   10/02

Sevier County’s National Night Out has been set for October 2nd, 6:00 pm at the Hwy 70 West Sportsplex.  Sheriff Robert Gentry invites you to come on out and bring your family.

There will be FREE hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and many other items. The De Queen Fire Department  will be there with their fire trucks and local businesses, civic organizations and churches are invited to participate in the event by setting up games and booths.

Anyone interested in setting up a booth can get in touch with Beth Hughes at the De Queen Police Department at 870-642-2213, Dana Gentry at 870-279-0499 or their Facebook page.

DE QUEEN CLASS OF ’54 REUNION    10/05

The De Queen High School Class of 1954 reunion will be held on October 5th at 11:00 am at La Media Luna Restaurant. Contact Irma Walters at 584-4618 for more information

SEVIER COUNTY MASS FLU CLINIC ANNOUNCED     10/05

On Friday, October 5, the Sevier County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Sevier County Health Unit, 304 N. 4th Street, De Queen, Arkansas, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will be available at no charge.    Handicap services will be available.

GILLHAM CEMETERY CLEAN UP SCHEDULED     10/06 – 10/27

Looking for volunteers for each Saturday in October for Gillham Cemetery Clean up Day. We are needing people that:

  • have and can run a power saw or pole saw or tree trimming equipment.
  • Have a Tractor with a front-end loader or trailer for small  brush and limb removal.
  • Labor for removing limbs and picking up sticks and racking and piling brush.
  • We need people to bring rakes, trimmers, wheelbarrows, or anything else that can be used.

Please contact Gwen Vann Underwood at (601) 663-6750 for a date that is good for you and your family. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to contribute to the Gillham Cemetery Fund by mailing your check or money order to: Michelle Miles 238 Tower Road, Gillham, AR 71841.You will be mailed a receipt for your donation.

HOMECOMING TO BE HELD AT OLD NEW HOPE CHURCH   10/07

Old New Hope Church will hold it’s annual homecoming on Sunday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m.  Kenny Fant from New Hope will be bringing the message.              

Everyone is invited to come out and bring a potluck meal and lawn chairs and enjoy the fellowship and meal.

The church is located on Ladd Bridge Road just off of Greens Chapel Road (about 5 miles north of Hwy 70).

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL COUNTIES    10/09 

The Deadline to send in voter registration forms by mail is October 9th 2018. The General election will be held Tuesday November 6th, 2018. Applications can be found at county clerk’s offices, Local revenue offices, and area public libraries.

FREE FACEBOOK ADVERTISING CLASS    10/11

A free facebook ads 101 course will be held at the UA Cossatot Nashville Campus on Thursday, October 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The course will teach an overview of social media advertising basics for businesses. Registration information can be found by calling 870-230-5184.

BROOKE ACKLEY MEMORIAL WALK/RUN    10/13

The 4th annual Brooke Ackley Memorial walk/run 5k for SIDS awareness is scheduled for October 13th at The Nashville City park. Pre-Registration includes a t-shirt and is available until September 27th. Call 870-356-7957 for more information.

UA COSSATOT FREE HEALTH FAIR    10/18

The University of Arkansas Cossatot Center for Student Success will host a free health fair on October 18, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on the De Queen Campus in the Skilled Trades Building.

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARY      OCTOBER 2018

DE QUEEN LIBRARY

On October 10, 2018 at the De Queen Library at 4 pm will be “The Wonky Donkey” story time and fun.

October 24th at 4 pm will be our “Humbug Witch” Halloween Story time, fun, and treats presented by: The Humbug Witch.  The first 30 children will receive a treat bag with goodies.

“Activities” every Wednesday at 10 am.  We offer Dominos, games, cards, coloring and more! Call the De Queen Branch at 584-4364 for more information.

 HORATIO LIBRARY

Horatio Library has some spooktacular things going on in the month of October. We will have 2 story times October 6th and October 20th at 11:00 am they are going to be so ghoulish you won’t want to miss them. October 6th we will also be having a huge book sale in conjunction with the Horatio’s Community Wide Garage Sale. We will have books set outside and some inside. We will be selling paperback books 12 for $1.00 and hardcover books for .75 cents. We Have our T.V. set up so come in, have a cup of coffee and watch the news, listen to music or watch a movie. Don’t forget we have Dominoes every Thursday morning and Bridge on Thursday afternoon. Stop by and see Ms. Amy if you’re not too scared! Happy Fall Y’all from Horatio Library

LOCKESBURG LIBRARY

This October at the Lockesburg Library we will have our book club discussion of “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy” by Sue Klebold” on Saturday October 13th at 10:00 am. Klebol’s son, Dylan was one of the Columbine High School shooters in 1999. Next months’ read will be available to pass out at this meeting. Join our book club and share with us your opinions on this great read. The library and Ms. Wendy appreciates their younger readers and strives to be kid- friendly. Children’s programs are planned throughout October on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Some of this month’s programs will be about “Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type”, “The Sun,” In our passport series: “All about Egypt” and our Halloween program, “Room on the Broom”.

GILLHAM LIBRARY  

The Gillham Library highly recommends the book “Relics-  Myth You Don’t Believe (Bigfoot) by John Vandeventer.  The action begins in Mena, Arkansas and is a very fast past well written mystery.  We will have a children’s program the last Sat. in October.  You can call Susie at 870-386-5665 or visit their Facebook page.www.facebook.com/gillhamlibrary  for more information.

 

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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.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP       

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month, 10 am, at the Sevier County Library. For more information, call 870-784-4344.

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.