Upcoming Events

 
 

 

DE QUEEN PROM CANCELLED 

De Queen High School Principal Bryan Blackwood issued the following statement  Monday, June 22nd regarding DHS 2020 Prom:  “Due to the health guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health, we regretfully must cancel the De Queen High School Jr/Sr prom. We apologize for any inconvenience and/or disappointment this may cause. We love the Class of 2020 and will see you at graduation! “
 

LIFESHARE BLOOD DRIVES IN THE SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AREA 07/02 TO 07/11

July 2 – 4 UNITED WE GIVE

Thurs., July 2, 2pm – 6pm Big Jakes BBQ Hope, LifeShare Bus 603 W Commerce, Hope, AR  (all donors free BJakes pulled pork sandwich)

Saturday, July 4, 11am – 4pm  Walmart – DeQueen  LifeShare Bus 926 E Collin Raye Drive De Queen Ar

Saturday, July 4, 11am – 4pm  Walmart – Nashville, LifeShare Bus, 1710 S 4th Street, Nashville, Ar

Thursday, July 9, 1pm – 6pm  Walmart – Hope, LifeShare Bus  2400 North Hervey, Hope Ar

Friday, July 10, 12pm – 5pm  Atwood’s – Hope, LifeShare Bus, 201 South Hervey Street, Hope, AR

Saturday, July 11, 2pm – 6pm Walmart – Nashville, 2pm – 6pm, LifeShare Bus, 1710 S 4th Street, Nashville, AR

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURES         07/03

De Queen City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.   The trash schedule for the week of June 29th will be as follows:  Monday and Tuesday will remain the same. Thursday will be picked up on Wednesday and Friday will be picked up on Thursday.  The Independence Day fireworks display normally held July 3rd has been cancelled.

The Sevier County Courthouse will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  The Sevier County Landfill and all Solid Waste Satellite Stations will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.

The Lockesburg Fire Works in the Park has been canceled for this 4th of July due to being unable to following the CDC Guidelines.

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.

 

LIMITED FIREWORKS SHOW AVAILABLE   07/04

Ashdown will have an Independence Day Fireworks Show at dark on Saturday, July 4th at the Junior High School in Ashdown.

The Nashville Chamber has announced they will have a fireworks show at dark on Saturday, July 4th, in the Nashville City Park. Spectators are encouraged to stay in their vehicles.

Newhope Fire Department will hold a fireworks show at dark30 at the Fire Station on July 4th. If you have question about the Newhope Fire Department fireworks display, please contact Tim Reed at 870 681 1437. 

Social Distancing guidelines will be followed at all events.

 

HORATIO KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION  07/06-07/08

The Horatio Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School year on Monday, July 6th through Wednesday, July 8th from 1 pm to 5:30 pm at the Horatio Elementary Office.

Parents are asked to bring the child’s Birth Certificate, Social Security Card & Immunization Record.

Your child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 1st in order to be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. 

For more information call 870-832-1930.

 

HORATIO LIBRARY TO HAVE SOFT OPENING   07/07

The Horatio Library will have a Soft opening starting July 7th. We ask that all patrons wear a mask inside the library. If you don’t have a mask, you will not be allowed to enter. Patrons will be responsible for providing their own mask. There will be no exception to the mask requirement. We will allow 3 people in at a time with a 15 minutes limit. We will continue to offer curbside services to anyone who feels uncomfortable coming inside the library. Our patron’s safety is of the utmost importance.   

 

LIMITED ACCESS TO LOCKESBURG LIBRARY   07/08

Limited access to the Lockesburg Library will begin on Wednesday, 7-8-2020. The library will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays (8:30-5:00) and Saturday mornings (8:30- 12:30). Curbside service will still be available by calling (870) 289-2233. Only 3 people will be allowed in the library at one time. Limit of 15 minutes per person. A mask will be required to enter the library no exceptions. The library is not supplying masks. Let’s all stay safe. We will be wearing our masks and insist that you wear your mask.

 

HOSPITAL BOARD MEETING    07/09

The Sevier County Medical Center Board meeting was postponed one week – from July 2nd to Thursday, July 9th,  1:30 P.M. at the De Queen High School Cafeteria. Dr. Cole says that final drawings for the new hospital will be presented for the Board’s approval at the meeting.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS RESCHEDULED DATES   JULY 2020

ASHDOWN: 2020 Commencement ceremony has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday, July 10th at Dick Hays Stadium, 9:00 a.m. 

HORATIO: Friday July 10, 2020 – 7:30 pm at Lion Stadium. Administration will continue to monitor state directives from Governor Hutchinson and make adjustments accordingly.

FOREMAN: The Foreman High School commencement ceremony date has been set for Saturday, July 11th 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

COSSATOT RIVER:  The 2020 graduation date has tentative set for Monday, July 13th 2020 at 6:00 pm in the CRHS Stevenson gym. 

DIERKS:   The 2020 graduation ceremony has been scheduled for July 20th at 7:00 PM.

DE QUEEN:   2020 Commencement Ceremony: July 31st Leopard Coliseum Administration and the school board will continue to monitor state directives from Gov. Hutchinson and will make adjustments accordingly.

 

AMERICAN LEGION MEETINGS SCHEDULED     07/13 

James Jacobs, Vice Commander of the local American Legion has announced a meeting has been scheduled for Monday, July 13th at 7 PM outside the American Legion Hut building. Masks are not required but will be welcomed if you feel more comfortable. No mask will be available at the meeting. 

For more information, please contact James Jacobs at 870 642 4645.

 

ACT DEADLINE 07/18

Friday, June 19, 2020,  is the deadline to register for the July 18 ACT.  Students in the De Queen District who qualify for a fee waiver need to contact Ramona Hill  at 642-2426 or rhill@dequeenleopards.org by Thursday June, 18, 2020.

 

SPRING GOLF CLASSIC      08/22

The annual Spring Golf Classic to benefit First Assembly of God Church of De Queen’s Missions has been rescheduled for August 22nd.  Shotgun start at 8:00 am at the Cedar Creek Golf Course, Hwy 259N in Broken Bow.  Two-man Scramble and $100 per team.  For more information call (870) 584-3435.

 

WRIGHT’S CHAPEL DECORATION DAY     09/07

Due to COVID-19, Decoration Day services has be postponed until Labor Day, September 7th, 2020 at The Wright’s Chapel Cemetery, located at 1907 Hwy 317, Lockesburg Arkansas. 

 

FIESTA FEST 2020  RESCHEDULED         09/12

Due to safety and health concerns, the 7th Annual Fiesta Fest, in downtown De Queen, is now scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020,  from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  The festival’s focus is bringing the community together to celebrate all the cultures of Southwest Arkansas while raising scholarship money for UA Cossatot students. Festivities will include food, vendors, live music, a DJ, folkloric dancing, carnival rides, games, face painting, shopping, a petting zoo, and a mariachi band.  For more information contacting Dustin Roberts at droberts@cccua.edu or 870-584-1172.

 

 
SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIPS   09/15 
 
The Single Parent Scholarship application process is now open. Visit Aspsf.org and apply for Sevier County. Please include all required documents and the deadline to submit is September 15th. 
 
 
KING ART SHOW RESCHEDULED     10/2 – 10/4

The 49th annual King Art Show, hosted by the Cossatot Arts and Crafts association has been postponed until October, 2nd-4th. For questions contact Nancy Youngblood. 

 

OLD NEW HOPE CHURCH PIE FUNDRAISER RESCHEDULED   10/3
 
 
Due to COVID-19 regulations, Old New Hope Church has rescheduled the annual Pie Auction Fundraiser to October 3rd. You may send donations to Old New Hope Church, 213 Willyard Lane, Gillham Arkansas 71841.
 

 

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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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.

KDQN STUDIOS LOBBY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

In an effort to keep employees healthy and protect the community, KDQN studios has closed the lobby to visitors at this time. If you have business that cannot be conducted by telephone, call during business hours at 87-642-2446 and someone will meet you at the door. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. KDQN is also postponing the annual Golden Easter egg hunt until further notice.

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.

DE QUEEN CITY HALL PROTOCOL 

Mayor Jeff Brown has announced that driver’s license testing at city hall has been canceled this week. City hall is also requesting drive through services be utilized for payments and questions. Limited traffic is being permitted in the building during the coronavirus pandemic. Call at 870-584-3445.

 

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.

ASHDOWN SCHOOLS MEAL PROGRAM 

The Ashdown School District has organized a bus route to deliver meals to students in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic Monday through Friday. Buses deliver meals outside the city limits beginning after 9:00 a.m. The drive-thru meal program at Ashdown High School will be offered for students within the city limits from 9:00-10:00 a.m. This program is for anyone younger than 18 who needs a meal, regardless of enrollment in the Ashdown district. For questions, call 870-898-4485. 

AMI PACKETS READY AT DQ PRIMARY AND ELEMENTARY

AMI packets are available for pickup for  De Queen Primary and Elementary students at the front entrance of each school. The completed packets should be returned when school resumes.

 

ABC PRE-SCHOOL AMI PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE

De Queen ABC Pre-School has a filing cabinet located next to the front door of the main building. Please sanitize hands before and after touching the filing cabinet and AMI packets can be found in the first three drawers. Please take one paperclip per child. School is scheduled to resume April 30th and AMI packets will be due at that time. Please listen to KDQN 92.1 FM or AM 1390 for information.  Stay safe and enjoy this family time.

DE QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST SERVICES NOW ONLINE

De Queen Church of Christ is now broadcasting services online through youtube and facebook. For information call 870-584-3226.

DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY GOES ONLINE FOR SERVICES

De Queen First Assembly of God Church has announced that service is now being offered online during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit http://dequeenfirstassembly.org or call 870-584-3435 for questions.

 

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.