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

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS     11/22-23

The Little River Courthouse will be closed 11/22 & 11/23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Changes for the LRC Transfer Station trash routes are as follows:

*Tuesday- regular route & Wallace area.

*Wednesday- Alleene, Wades Chapel, Arden, Oak Hill, Arkinda, and all of Thursday’s route.

The Sevier County Courthouse, Landfill and Solid Waste Stations will be closed Thursday, November 22nd, and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Landfill and Solid Waste Stations will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 24th, and the Courthouse will open again at 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 26th.

Mayor Borden Neel has announced The City of Horatio will be closed for Thanksgiving November 22nd and 23rd. There will be no city services those days but all services will resume as normal on Monday, November 26th at 8am.

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 7TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL   11/22

The Friendship Baptist Church will hold their annual Thanksgiving Day Meal on Thursday, November 22nd at 1121 N 9th Street, De Queen.  For delivery orders, please call or text (870) 279-0507 or (921) 981-0970 by November 16th if not there, please leave a message with your phone number. Delivers start at 10:30 am. Fellowship and enjoy your meal at the church beginning at 11:30am.

“God’s Blessings grow when they are shared.”

8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOR CARING HANDS OF McCURTAIN COUNTY    11/22

Caring Hands Community will be providing Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day 11:00-12:00 *FREE* at the Broken Bow Choctaw Investment Center East of town. We need cooked turkeys, cooked dressing, sides, desserts, drinks. My cell is 1 (580) 306-0512 feel free to contact me via text anytime. This meal is provided for our elderly who would otherwise be alone, those who are experiencing financial burdens, and anyone else who otherwise wouldn’t have a thanksgiving meal or would be alone for the holiday! This cannot happen without donations, and plenty of volunteers willing to help!

MONTHLY SINGING       11/23

The 4th Friday night singing at Milford Union Church, lcoated southeast of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 at Milford Road will be Friday, November 23rd.  Fellowship at 6:00 pm, singing starts at 7:00 pm.  Everyone welcome.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY        11/24

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce reminds you that Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday.  LOVE YOUR LOCAL. Shop at Home! Everyone is encouraged to shop local and support our small businesses this holiday season.

CHRISTMAS MYSTERY BY LITTLERIVER PLAYHOUSE    11/29-12/2

“If It’s Monday, This Must Be Christmas”, a Christmas mystery, presented by LittleRiver PlayHouse begins Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 pm with performances following on Friday, November 30th at 7:00pm, Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 & 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm. Productions will be at the theater o Southeastern Oklahoma State University, McCurtain County Campus in Idabel.  Live musical entertainment 30 minutes prior to each performance.  Admission is $10 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors, and $5 for Students.

CHRISTMAS PARADES      12/01

The De Queen Christmas parade sponsored by the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, December 1 Ÿ 5:00 pm.  Theme: It’s A Magical Christmas.

FREE SENIOR SCAMS WEBINAR      12/4

Please join AARP Arkansas and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for a special webcast focusing on senior scams.  It will be available via your home computer on Tuesday, December 4th from 9-10 am.  It is free and open to the public.  Click HERE to register and receive your event password.

KCS HOLIDAY TRAIN      12/5

The Kansas City Southern Holiday Train in cooperation with the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will make a stop in De Queen on  Wednesday, December 5 Ÿ from 4:00-7:00 pm. Children of all ages are welcome to tour the train and visit with Santa and his elves!

QUIZ BOWL CHILI SUPPER AND AUCTION    12/08

The De Queen High School Quiz Bowl team will hold a Chili Supper and Auction on Saturday, December 8th at 4pm in the De Queen High School Cafeteria. Meal Starts at 4pm with the Auction to begin at 5:00 pm. $6 per Bowl.

LOGAN’S LOVIES 5K WALK/RUN   12/15

A fund-raising 5k walk/run will be held Saturday, December 15th beginning at 11 am at the horatio practice gym.  Entry fee of $25 includes a t-shirt.  Donations of new stuffed toys will also be accepted.  These toys will be distributed by local emergency personnel to children who are experiencing traumatic or stressful situations.  For more information contact Christina Winton  at 870-582-4803.  The event is being sponsored by the Horatio CYCLE club.

DHS SEMESTER TEST WEEK SCHEDULE   12/19 – 12/21

The De Queen High School will be taking semester test on Wednesday through Friday, December 19th – 21st. The schedule is:

Wednesday: Dec 19, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:35      1st Period Semester Test
  • 9:40 – 11:15    2nd Period Semester Test
  • 11:15 – 11:50  Lunch
  • 11:55 – 1:30    3rd Period Semester Test
  • 1:35 – 3:10      4th Period Semester Test

Thursday: Dec 20, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:35      5th Period Semester Test
  • 9:40 – 11:15     6th Period Semester Test
  • 11:15 – 11:45   Lunch
  • 12:00                Buses

Friday, Dec 21, 2018

  • 8:00 – 9:35     7th Period Semester Test
  • 9:40 – 11:15    8th Period Semester Test
  • 11:15 – 11:45  Lunch
  • 12:00               Buses

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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.

FREE CLOTHING AT SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

Seventh Day Adventist church is hosting a free clothing giveaway session every Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00 am. 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.