SEVIER COUNTY EQUALIZATION BOARD HEARINGS 08/17
The Sevier County Equalization Board will hold a second meeting for equalization hearings on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Hearings could be scheduled beyond this date if it became necessary. Anyone desiring to schedule an assessment appeal should call the Sevier County Clerk’s Office at 870-642-2852. The last day to call to request a hearing is Monday, August 24, 2020 during regular office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P. M. There will be a meeting just after the close of business at 4:30 on the 24th of August in the Courthouse Courtroom. These meetings will be held in the Courthouse Courtroom. If the courtroom is unavailable you will be notified of the alternate location when you arrive at the East Entrance of the courthouse. All Equalization Board meetings are open to the public.
HARVEST REGIONAL FOOD BANK TO DISTRIBUTE COMMODITIES 08/19
Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute TEFAP USDA Commodities directly from their truck on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 10 am to noon. The truck will be parked at the First Baptist Church Lockesburg located at 3466 S. Camellia Lockesburg, AR (New Location).
Vehicles will start lining up on W Magnolia and the church parking lot. The line will continue up W Magnolia to S Park Ave than north on S Park Ave towards W Main St.
With CDC precautions and recommendations against the Coronavirus still in place, Harvest is taking every measure to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers and recipients. Mobile pantries our now operating as “drive-thru” distributions, with food boxes being loaded directly into vehicles. Recipients will not be allowed to exit the vehicle or park to pick up food.
Recipients must bring photo identification verifying their age and residence of Sevier County. Distribution is limited to one box per household and 2 households per vehicle.
TWO BLOOD DRIVES SCHEDULED IN DE QUEEN 08/21-22
LifeShare Blood Services will host two blood drives this month in De Queen. The first blood drive is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmart in De Queen. The second even will be hosted by the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club and will be held at Herman Dierks Park on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
RUMBLE IN THE PARK 08/22
The 4th Annual “Rumble in the Park” fundraising event, benefiting the kids of Sevier County, will be held on Saturday, August 22nd. Hosted by the De Queen Chapter of the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club. Come out and help us help the kids of Sevier County. If you don’t ride a motorcycle that’s okay, automobiles are welcomed.
Come out to the De Queen Herman Dierks City Park Pavilion and join the fun. For more information contact Jerry Ligon at 870 784-6283 or Tim Litchford at 870 584 8835.
Registration will begin at 8am. $20 a hand.
DE QUEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO HOST ATHLETIC PHYSICALS 08/24-28
De Queen Public Schools will host athletic physicals for the 2020 – 2021 school year for students in grades seventh through 12th. The physicals are scheduled for the first week of school, Aug. 24-28, at the new Leopard Care Clinic located on the De Queen School campus.
If your child has a regular doctor appointment before the week of Aug.24, you may have the physical done at that time. Athletic officials remind parents they need to make sure the school receives a copy of that physical so that it can be placed in your child’s file.
All students who plan on participating in sports for the 2020 – 2021 school year must have an up-to-date physical to be eligible to participate.
If you have any questions, contact Lance Pinkerton, at the De Queen Administration office at (870)-584-4312.
UA COSSATOT TO HOST GOLF AND CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT 08/29
UA Cossatot will be hosting a three-person scramble golf tournament at the De Queen Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 29. All proceeds will benefit Colts and Lady Colts basketball student athletes of UA Cossatot.
At the event, registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the tournament will start at 10 a.m. The entry fee per person is $35. Prizes will include a De Queen Country Club membership for closest to the pin, Colts/Lady Colts season passes for hitting a green, and a $100 Academy Sports gift card for longest drive. Plaques will also be presented to those who win first place of each flight.
A 2-person Colts Corn Hole Tournament, open to everyone, will follow the golf tournament at approximately 3 p.m. Sign up begins at 2 p.m. Winners will receive plaques and $50 gift cards. The tournaments will include a fish fry and smoked chicken dinners by donation.
For more information or to register, please call or text 870-584-7840.
DEADLINE IS SEPT. 1 FOR UA COSSATOT CARES GRANT 09/01
University of Arkansas Cossatot has announced that students who qualify can apply and receive a $500 CARES ACT Grant this fall. The deadline to register for fall classes and receive a fall CARES ACT Grant is September 1, 2020.
For more information about the UA Cossatot CARES ACT Grant Application, please visit www.cccua.edu/cares.
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 email@example.com or 870-584-1172.
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.
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.
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.
LOCKESBURG CITY HALL CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.