Upcoming Events

DAISY STATE PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

SEVIER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

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.  At 604 East Hayes Avenue under the Pavilion May-October.

FREE HAND SANITIZER AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES 

The office of Dr. Randy Walker is offering free hand sanitizer and kleenex boxes to local businesses during flu season this fall. Business owners can call the office at 870-584-3000 or tag the office in a facebook post to receive their free germ-x and tissues.

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.

DE QUEEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ISSUES SAFETY REMINDERS 

As local residents begin to use their heaters during cooler weather this season, 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.

HORATIO LIBRARY GED PREP    THURSDAYS

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!

IT’S TIME TO ORDER PECANS     NOW-10/25

Cossatot Conservation District is taking orders for pecans and a variety of other nuts.    To place an order call (870) 584 3111 ext. 3 or fax order form to (855) 655-8286, or go by their office at 309 West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen.  Deadline to order is October 25th

ROAD CLOSURE 10/14-?

Sevier County Judge Greg Ray has announced Bear Creek Cutoff will be closed until further notice for bridge replacement as of Monday October 14th.

 

AHS FINANCIAL AID MEETINGS 10/22

Ashdown High School is offering assistance for students and families to properly complete the FAFSA to help with college and technical school costs. Meetings will be held in The Ashdown Counseling Center on October 22nd from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact Kelsey Smith to Schedule an appointment in advance. KelseyS@ashdownschool.org or call 870-898-3562.

HOUSE UPON A ROCK COAT DRIVE NOW-10/27

House upon a Rock in Broken Bow, Oklahoma is hosting a coat drive as temperatures begin to drop. Now through October 27th area residents can donate gently used coats to help keep someone in need warm through this winter. Donations will be accepted at 203 Main Street, Broken Bow Oklahoma. For more information about how House upon a Rock can help someone in need, call (580) 306-0649.

 

DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY HOST FAMILYFEST   10/27

First Assembly of God in De Queen, Arkansas will be hosting it’s annual Familyfest on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 2PM. There will be plenty of food, inflatables games and candy for kids and adults so bring the whole family! De Queen First Assembly of God is located at 1440 W Colin Raye across from the Sportsplex. Please call 870-584-3435 for more information.

 

HALLOWEEN WITCH AT DE QUEEN LIBRARY 10/30

The Halloween witch is returning to The De Queen library, Wednesday October 30th at 4:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to wear costumes and sweet treats will be handed out to the kids. Everyone is welcome.

 

QUORUM COURT MEETING 10/28

A specially called Sevier County Quorum Court meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the courtroom on the 2nd floor and the public is welcome. The purpose of the meeting is to appoint seven Sevier County community residents to a Board of Governors for the new Sevier County Hospital. Time for announcements and other questions will be available after the appointment process.

 

FALL FESTIVAL IN GRANNIS 10/31

A fall festival has been announced for Thursday, October 31st from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Grannis. The event is family friendly and will be held at Grannis 1st Baptist Church. A chili supper, games, candy prizes and fun will be featured and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

TOWN NORTH TRUNK OR TREAT     10/31

Town North Shopping Center is hosting a trunk or treat Thursday October 31st from 5:45-7:15 pm.  They need YOU to help make it great. The goal is 25 to 30 cars set up for the kids of De Queen to come out and enjoy a safe, family friendly event. If you would like to set up a small game or activity to follow your theme, that would be an added treat . All things kid fun and friendly are what we are striving for.  It will only be as good as the community helps it to be. They will also be doing a candy drive. If you can’t host a car but would love to help by donating candy, any business in Town North is accepting drop offs. More drop off locations will be added as well, so stay tuned.  The De Queen Show Choir will have a booth set up selling hot dogs as a fund raiser.  Halloween is just around the corner:. Be a part of this fun new event to connect and enjoy a free family centered event!
ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS FUND RAISER     11/01
The annual Toys for Tots fund raiser will be held Friday, November 1st at the Sevier County Fair Grounds Exhibits Building.  Chicken Dinner meal will be served beginning at 5:00 pm. Cost is $7 donation.  Jimmy Ray Gentry will start the live auction of donated items and baked goods around 6 pm.  Entertainment will be provided by Bill Powers and the Poor Boys.
All proceeds to toward purchasing gifts for needy children in Sevier County for Christmas. If you can’t attend the fund raiser but would like to make a donation you may call Mac McDaniel at 584-8148.
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND   11/02-03

Living history re-enactors portraying marching soldiers and civilian refugee camps once again fill Washington, AR  Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Viewing the skirmishes should help guests understand the conflict that no one thought would last so long. Tour various stations of soldiers, civilians, and historic homes that show the many aspects of life during the American Civil War.  Skirmishes will begin at 2:00pm Saturday and 2:00PM on Sunday.

CW Day Admission: $10 adults, $6 children (plus tax).  Admission will get you into the skirmish along with all historic homes and museums.  For more information, contact the park at 870-983-2684.

GUN RAFFLE  DRAWING          11/07
UA Cossatot Collegiate FFA  is conducting a gun raffle with 4 different guns.  Need not be present to win. Drawing will be held at 6:30 pm Thursday, November 7th during the annual FFA Chili Supper at the Adams Building on the De Queen Campus.  Prizes will be awarded by choice in order of names drawn with priority given to those who attend the drawing.  Tickets are $10 each or purchase 6 tickets for $50. For more information contact FFA Advisor,  Kelli Harris at (870) 584-1218 or kharris@cccua.edu.   Click here for list of guns.

 

DIXIE ECHOS IN CONCERT      11/22

Gospel recording artists Dixie Echos will be in concert at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 950 Frachiseur Road, 4 1/2 miles east of Grannis  on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm.  There is no admission charge.  A love offering will be accepted.  Refreshments will follow.

 

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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.